Q&A with Laura McHugh

Laura McHugh

The more successful adaptations linger in our consciousness long after the we turn the last page. Arrowood, Laura McHugh’s brilliantly written second novel, is one such book.

Q&A with Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan

If Sarah Vaughan possessed a secret superpower, I’d hazard to guess that it was precognition. The storyline of her latest novel Anatomy of a Scandal could have been plucked from today’s newspaper headlines.

Q&A with Claire Fuller

Claire Fuller

Claire Fuller’s third novel Bitter Orange is a delicious read that lingers in the reader’s subconscious long after the final page is turned.

Capital Crime

Capitol Crime

A world-class city like London needed its own high-profile crime fiction festival and they were going to be the ones who delivered it.

Leïla Slimani’s Lullaby


Leïla Slimani’s internationally bestselling novel Lullaby is a tragedy that reads like a thriller. The nanny dispatches the children in the opening sentences.

Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates

Anyone who doubts a short story’s capacity to pack a powerful punch hasn’t yet read the much anthologised and analysed short story by Joyce Carol Oates ‘Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?’.

Louisa Treger

Louis Treger

Set in Italy, England and Rhodesia, Louisa Treger’s The Dragon Lady is a work of historical fiction based on the life story of a truly remarkable, yet little known woman named Virginia Courtauld.

Icelandic Noir

Kjarvals balcony

We all know how tough the past twenty-one months have been. Iceland Noir 2020 was cancelled, and Iceland Noir 2021 opened just as case numbers were soaring both in Iceland and abroad, but the show went on and we are so grateful it did.