After discovering that “My Booky Wook” was written by someone other than Russell Brand, Alister Pearson asks whether ghostwriting is a bad thing or not.
Alister Pearson reviews Franz Kafka’s novel regarding bureaucracy and frustration, The Castle.
On August the 13th, 1944, David Kammerer was found stabbed to death at the bottom of the Hudson River. Alister Pearson explores the troubled relationship between he and his murderer, Lucien Carr.
On the 186th anniversary of Leo Tolstoy’s birth, Alister Pearson remembers the life of the famous writer, philosopher and political thinker.
Aidan Gregory takes a look at the life and work of Albert Camus
Helen Oyeyemi charmed the audience at the Anthony Burgess Foundation, says Tamara Stanton
Bruce Robinson’s film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diary far surpasses the book, says Alister Pearson
Josephine Tey’s The Daughter of Time is a decent piece of detective fiction, which asks some profound questions about how we ‘do’ history, says Katie Myerscough
Elizabeth Mitchell explores when to give up on an unmanageable book
450 years after Christopher Marlowe’s birth, Paul Reilly examines Marlowe’s dramatization of the Faust legend
Alex Webb shares his experience of performing his poetry at an open-mic night for the first time, and encourages others to do the same
Evelyn Barrett spent her Friday night watching Kate Tempest’s modern-day myth Brand New Ancients at the Contact Theatre