As BBC Radio 4 launches an ambitious dramatisation of the work, discover Salman Rushdie's 1981 Booker Prize-winning...
14 Aug 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
80 years since the publication of Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel Brave New World, Geoff Andrews wonders how it...
24 Jan 2012
Telling the story of man whose life rapidly spirals out of control, Tom Wolfe’s debut novel is November’s...
24 Jan 2011
As the long journey of our Book Club finally reaches its end, how better to mark the passing than a road trip?
30 Oct 2009
Three novels in 30 years is a sedate pace for an author, particularly in the face of widespread acclaim. Marilynne...
01 Oct 2009
Loss, recovery and further loss amongst emigrees who fled to London to escape the attentions of Hitler's followers.
01 Sep 2009
As emnity grows between Britain and China over the opium trade, the characters in Amitav Ghosh’s novel come...
01 Aug 2009
His father the most hated man in Australia; his uncle a national hero. Can readers make sense of Jasper's memories to...
01 Jul 2009
Follow Balram Halwai as he attempts to escape poverty and enjoy the riches of the new India. Will he succeed? And...
01 Jun 2009