How to read when you have no time
Deadlines and exams are upon us and it can be difficult to find the time to read, so the books section have compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you read and unwind
‘Being trans and doing trans’ in Detransition, Baby
Detransition Baby has faced online hate from conservative groups in the form of an open letter, but that only intensifies the importance of the novel so consider it a must-read for 2021.
Motherwell: identity, industry and independence
Motherwell was published in 2020 following the death of the Guardian journalist Deborah Orr in 2019. The memoir is a reflection on Orr’s upbringing in Scotland and relationship with her mother.
Industry insight: Comma Press talk publishing
Comma Press chat to us about their upcoming ‘Publishing Conference’ event, how to pursue a career in publishing and the joys of working at a small press
‘Queer villainy’ and domestic abuse: In The Dream House
Carmen Maria Machado’s memoir and collection of essays titled In The Dream House charts her own experiences of domestic abuse within a queer relationship.
Never judge a bookstagram by its cover
Aesthetics are everything on Instagram but in the bookstagram world they have to the potential to be used for creative Instagram posts, reels and stories
‘I like big books and I cannot lie’: Behind the bookstagram
Books and Instagram are an unlikely match but bookstagrams continue to grow in popularity in the UK. We spotlight another account for the second article in our series on UK based bookstagrams.
2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction long-list: Burnt Sugar
Burnt Sugar is the debut novel by Avni Doshi. The book has just been recognised by the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction long list, and it deserves a spot on the shortlist.
The rise of the bookstagram over lockdown
Bookstagrams have been on the rise in the past few years and especially over the recent UK lockdowns. To find out more about the trend we chatted with the people behind a recently founded books Instagram account.
Marcus Rashford MBE has launched a reading campaign
Marcus Rashford MBE has just launched a book deal with Macmillan books, and he is running a books campaign over his social media channels to give children access to literature