Aileen Loftus takes a look at some lockdown children’s titles, as well loved fictional characters face life in 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.
Head Theatre Editor Jay Darcy interviews influencers, models, actors and best-selling authors, the Zakar twins, in the fourth feature of his social media series
Maisie Scott reviews Raven Leilani’s debut novel Luster and sees what all the literary hype is about.
Camille Garratt reflects on Haig’s gripping new novel The Midnight Library
Aileen Loftus breaks down the systemic issues highlighted by The Slumflower’s plagiarism accusation against Florence Given
Maisie Scott spotlights All Men Want to Know by Nina Bouraoui for LGBTQIA+ history month.
Deputy Books Editor Aileen Loftus reviews Mancunian Ways, a poetry anthology featuring work from a range of Manchester based poets, including Lemn Sissay and Jackie Hagan.
Eliza Clarke’s debut novel Boy Parts follows an anti-heroine as she navigates her photography career, personal relationships, and violent impulses
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.
Aileen Loftus reads Klara and the Sun, the latest title by Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro
The books section have come together to consider the female writers who have inspired us for International Women’s Day
Independent bookshops are struggling due to the impact of coronavirus and the national lockdowns in the UK. Lucy Evans reflects on the joys of the independents and the need to support them.
Bana Kaswani considers Angela Davis’s Freedom is a Constant Struggle in light of the Black Lives Matter Movement
Following the success of the Netflix series, Aileen Loftus reads the first book in the Bridgerton series.
David Baddiel’s new book is a must-read for any progressive thinking person who considers themself to be on the right side of history when it comes to racism
The books section have collaborated to provide a list of seven books to read this Valentine’s day.