Friday Poem: Emily Dickinson
A look at Dickinson's life and work as we approach her anniversary.
Five of the best novels from Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez
The Nobel laureate died on this day in 2014.
Comedian Sofie Hagen announces new book after Cancer Research 'fat shaming' row
The book will be published by 4th Estate in Spring 2019.
World Book Day 2018: The literary characters we wish we could be
From witches to pirates, our writers reveal the literary characters they always wanted to be.
Ursula le Guin, fantasy author, dies aged 88
The award-winning author died at home in Portland.
Bayeux tapestry to be displayed in UK for the first time ever
The 11th century tapestry will leave France for the first time in 950 years.
Madame Tussauds paraded Donald Trump waxwork outside the US embassy he refused to visit
The president said he cancelled his visit because the US embassy in London had been relocated.
What do pirates read at bedtime? Paper scraps recovered from Blackbeard's 300-year-old sunken ship may tell us
They had to fill the time between raids somehow...
‘He began to eat Hermione’s family’: read the hilarious Harry Potter chapter written by a bot
It was created using material from the original series.
Meet Jamie Green, the criminology student and 'sit-down stand-up comedian'
Jamie Green talks student life, accessibility and making it in comedy.
More than half of employees in books industry have suffered sexual harassment, survey finds
Poll shows there are 'issues for the industry to deal with'.
Facebook accidentally bans robin Christmas cards for their ‘sexual’ content
Artist Jackie Charley 'couldn't stop laughing' at Facebook's decision.
Ten of the best books to read about language and linguistics
Celebrating European Day of Languages
Interview: Sofie Hagen on feminism, hatred, and why she doesn't want to be famous
The Danish comedian spoke to us ahead of her Autumn tour.
Banksy donates £200k to peace campaigners from sale of his latest work
The street artist has donated money to Reprieve and Campaign Against Arms Trade.
British Museum in racism row after saying Asian names are ‘confusing’
The institution has apologised for offence caused.
Sir Peter Hall, giant of British Theatre, dies aged 86
He founded the Royal Shakespeare Company and directed the National Theatre.