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23 Feb 2018
By Dimitra Fimi
A short celebration of the life and work of the sci-fi author Ursula K LeGuin, who died earlier this week.
27 Jan 2018
Over 200 years since he was born Charles Dickens remains a literary icon. In fact, he was one of the first superstars...
25 Jan 2018
Jennifer J* Moos responds to Michael Greaney's thoughts on how the science of sleep is portrayed in modern literature.
22 Dec 2017
By Kanta Dihal
Fiction is a topic for study. Science, clearly, is an area where a lot of thought is directed. So why is it science...
21 Aug 2017
As BBC Radio 4 launches an ambitious dramatisation of the work, discover Salman Rushdie's 1981 Booker Prize-winning...
14 Aug 2017
How did translators go about converting the anagram 'Tom Marvolo Riddle'? Fernando Rosell-Aguilar explores...
20 Jul 2017
By Emma Sutton
Virginia Woolf once wrote that music was "nearest to truth", and it was inarguably a major influence on her work....
18 Jul 2017
Isaac Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematical was published 330 years ago today. To mark the...
05 Jul 2017
Andrew Cowan shares his perspective on the creativity, his creative process - and beating writer's block.
01 Mar 2017