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Five books that inspired crime-writing duo Nicci French

From Virginia Woolf to a children's story set in 1950s Stockholm, thriller-writing ...

Maggie Groff: Five books my mother made me read

Not Your Average Nurse author Maggie Groff gives thanks to her mum for providing her wi...

Anna Pitoniak's five favourite novels about New York City

Anna Pitoniak, author of The Futures, shares her five favourite books set in, around or...

Nicola Moriarty on Roald Dahl and her favourite fiction

The author of The Fifth Letter picks five of her favourite books, from The Wonderful St...

Five books that saved my life by Yiyun Li

Yiyun Li, author of Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life, chooses the ...

The books that influenced Yaa Gyasi

Yaa Gyasi's debut novel, Homegoing, tells the story of two sisters whose experience...

Jane Fallon on the books that influenced her writing

‘I apparently used to follow my mother around waving the already battered hardback and ...

Nicolás Obregón on the influence of Truman Capote and creative non-fiction

'Whenever I return to Capote’s masterpiece, the prose is so carefully put-together,...

Emily Barr's favourite snowy tales

The One Memory of Flora Banks' author Emily Barr picks her top five books set in th...

Ali Land on five psychological stories that ignite the mind

From The Silence of the Lambs to Lolita, author Ali Land shares five psychological book...

Gavin Chait on five books with inspiring storytelling

These are amongst the stories, and ways of telling them, that I found influential, chal...

Annabel Karmel’s favourite picture books for children

Picture books are great for unleashing the imagination of kids. Within seconds of openi...

Alan Johnson picks his five favourite books of all time

The author of The Long and Winding Road, Alan Johnson, picks his five favourite books o...

Helen Czerski on five books that opened the door to physics

The author of The Storm in a Teacup shares five physics books to inspire budding scient...

Carol Drinkwater picks five books to transport you to France

Transport yourself to France with Carol Drinkwater's five continental novels

Ed Yong picks five great science books on the natural world

Find your next read with author of Multitudes, Ed Young, as he suggests five of his fav...

 Melissa Pimentel’s favourite wedding guests behaving badly in fiction

Everyone loves a wedding, right? But let’s be honest – the best thing about weddings is...

James Robertson on five works of comic fiction he admires

James Robertson, author of To Be Continued..., shares five works of comic fiction that ...

Adam Haslett's favourite LGBTQ books

The best LGBTQ reads recommended by Adam Haslett, author of You Are Not A Stranger Here...

Elizabeth Fremantle on the novels that shaped her as a writer

Historical fiction writer Elizabeth Fremantle, author of The Girl in the Glass Tower, s...

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