Catherine Taylor is a freelance writer and critic working on her first book of non-fiction, The Stirrings. A former classics publisher and deputy director of English PEN, her interests include literature in translation, essays, memoir, and human rights. Most-read authors: Nikolai Gogol, Christa Wolf, Yiyun Li, Patrick Modiano and Tsitsi Dangarembga.
Not many debut authors have their work adapted by Hitchcock. Patricia Highsmith was a master of the psychological thriller: in the year of her centenary, we select the perfect guide to her novels.
The Chinese author has tackled suicide and bereavement in her acclaimed work. Now, 25 years after moving there, she's written her first American novel – and it's an epic.
The dystopian novel, shortlisted for the Booker International Prize 2020, is both apposite and timeless.