Jeanette Winterson

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

In 1985 Jeanette Winterson’s first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was published. It tells the […]

Mary Taubman

Gwen John

Examples of the paintings and drawings of the British artist are accompanied by discussions of her life […]

David Thomson

Have You Seen…?

More than one thousand pages in the voice of our most provocative contemporary film critic and historian—a […]

Grace Coddington

Grace – A Memoir

Beautiful. Willful. Charming. Blunt. Grace Coddington’s extraordinary talent and fierce dedication to her work as creative director […]

Julian Barnes

Through the Window

In these seventeen essays (and one short story) the 2011 Man Booker Prize winner examines British, French […]

Salman Rushdie

Joseph and Anton

On 14 February 1989, Valentine’s Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that […]

D.T. Max

Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story – A Life of David Foster Wallace

The first biography of the most influential writer of his generation, David Foster Wallace David Foster Wallace […]

Iain Sinclair

Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire

Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire is Iain Sinclair’s personal record of the area of north-east London where he […]

Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors (ed.)

A New Literary History of America

America is a nation making itself up as it goes along—a story of discovery and invention unfolding […]

John Szwed

Alan Lomax – The Man Who Recorded the World

The remarkable life and times of the man who popularized American folk music and created the science […]

Blaine Harden

Escape From Camp 14

Introducing the incredible story of Shin Dong-hyuk – the only person born in a North Korean gulag […]

Tim Weiner

Enemies – A History of the FBI

Enemies is the first definitive history of the FBI’s secret intelligence operations, from an author whose work […]

Julie Coleman

The Life of Slang

This book traces the development of English slang from the earliest records to the latest tweet. It […]

Siri Hustvedt

Living, Thinking, Looking

From the internationally bestselling author of What I Loved and The Summer Without Men, a dazzling collection […]

Simon Reynolds

Retromania

We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band reformations and […]