Book Interviews

As the comedian-turned-actor-turned-author lends his hand to children's book writing, it seems there's nothing British comedy legend Ade Edmondson can't do.  He didn’t set out to write a book for children – bu...

Mr Men Meets Molly

From the iconic Mr. Tickle to newcomer Molly Mischief, Adam Hargreaves has a knack for creating memorable characters. Author and illustrator Adam Hargreaves was inspired to create his new character Molly Misc...

Sophie Thompson

Years ago, Sophie Thompson began scribbling down ideas for a children’s book about a boy called Vince who could talk to animals. “I then put it away in a drawer and forgot about it,” she laughs. Life (she ha...

Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella has a new book out, and it’s very different from the best-selling Shopaholic novels that have brought her such success. Finding Audrey is aimed at a teenage audience, and is a sweet, funny, smar...

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

New York in the 1960s was a ferment of creativity in music, art and literature, but not everyone who played a part in this scene won recognition for their contribution. Now, though, one forgotten group – Japane...

Mark Haddon

Following his dramatic new short story collection, The Pier Falls, Mark Haddon ponders why there isn’t more death and destruction in literary fiction. "My wife said it should be called: ‘Everyone dies.’ She ...

Author Comedians

Since Caitlin Moran’s How To Be A Woman boosted demand for funny, personal books about the female experience, publishers have increasingly looked to comedians for frank, honest and amusing memoirs with a more a...

Asne Seierstad

In 2011, Anders Breivik murdered 77 people in one day. Asne Seierstad's new book examines this staggering tragedy and celebrates the lives of his victims.  Asne Seierstad, like all Norwegians, remembers exac...

Meera Syal

Modern India collides with the UK’s hidden trade in overseas surrogacy in Meera Syal’s new novel about motherhood. "I had been waiting for an idea to come along that would make me want to write about it,” sa...

Jung Chang, A Woman of Character

China’s last empress was a former concubine who rose to power and held on to it for almost 50 years. It was no wonder that Wild Swans author Jung Chang became fascinated with her story. A powerful woman in ...