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Carys Davies

‘I would explain to you then, if I could, the theory that in the case of hairline shape, there are two possible variants or alleles: straight, or widow’s peak.’

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Surviving Autocracy

Masha Gessen

We knew Trump’s range: government by gesture; obfuscation and lying; self-praise; stoking fear and issuing threats.

Fiction | The Online Edition

Ceremony of Innocence

Madeleine Bunting

A journalist receives a troubling call about a friend in this excerpt from Madeleine Bunting’s new novel Ceremony of Innocence.

Fiction | Granta Books

Island Song

Madeleine Bunting

An extract from Madeleine Bunting’s first novel.

Fiction | Granta Books

The Great Homecoming

Anna Kim

Read an excerpt from The Great Homecoming by Anna Kim, a novel of love and loss in the wake of the Korean war.

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The Manningtree Witches Wins the Desmond Elliott Prize 2021

AK Blakemore's The Manningtree Witches has been announced as the winner of the National Centre for Writing Desmond Elliott Prize 2021.


Sayaka Murata nominated for Shirley Jackson Awards

Sayaka Murata and Ginny Tapley Takemori, author and translator of Convenience Store Woman and Earthlings, have been nominated for the 2020 Shirley Jackson Awards for the story ‘Faith’.


Between Two Fires by Joshua Yaffa Wins the Orwell Prize for Political Writing

Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition and Compromise in Putin's Russia by Joshua Yaffa has won the Orwell Prize for Political Writing 2021.