Fiona McPhillips on the enduring popularity of dark academia

Dark academia is a literary genre that has its origins in Donna Tartt’s seminal 1992…

Spring Reads: 14 of the best new books to read this month

Despite the decidedly un-springlike weather, summer is only a few months away. But before we…

Book Review: Real Americans by Rachel Khong

Rachel Khong’s debut novel, Goodbye Vitamin, was the story of a young woman who moves…

Fiona Cummins on how the ever-changing seascape finds its way into her novels

On a winter’s morning, the estuary is wreathed in mist, and the cries of the…

Book Review: A Letter To The Luminous Deep by Sylvie Cathrall

If you loved Heather Fawcett’s Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries and you’re looking for another cosy,…

Book Review: Funny Story by Emily Henry

There’s one thought that always goes through my mind when I pick up a new…

Melissa Welliver: Why soulmates might be real, but you probably don’t want one

When people ask me what gave me the idea for writing Soulmates and Other Ways…

Win a Buffy book bundle

To celebrate the release of Against the Darkness, the epic finale to the Buffy: The…

Stories by the fire: how the supernatural influences my writing

A foggy winter evening. A stranded woman happens upon an eerie charity shop; going inside…

L. C. North: Why we’re drawn to themes of power and control in fiction

“I can’t live without you. I won’t let you live without me.” Martin from Sleeping…

Love It: The Enduring Appeal Of The ‘It’ Girl

Twentieth century history is littered with them, on front pages, in videos, and latterly social…

Amy McCaw: Why the obsession with vampires?

I’ve always been fascinated with vampires, and I’m certainly not alone. Written descriptions of them…