An incredibly endearing Young Adult novel with a sweet, sad, hopeful heart deals sensitively with Islamophobia and
Cecelia Ahern’s collection of short stories has a great deal of whimsy, but is often too predictable and heavy-handed
An attempt to explore existentialism, social pressures and the obsession with youth is let down by poor worldbuilding
Crime fiction writer Megan Abbott’s latest thriller is a novel of astounding economy that is artfully crafted...
A feminist retelling of a popular children’s story turns it on its head
A voracious exploration of femininity, suburban malaise, societal pressures and politics
Retelling a Greek classic from the viewpoint of a peripheral character is an exploration of femininity, feminism,
Ursula Le Guin, high priestess of fantasy fiction and an influence on probably every writer of science fiction and...
A worthy sequel to a YA novel is heavier and darker than the first
A song takes on a life of its own, and lays bare the history of cultural appropriation
Not quite ‘divergent’ for those who ‘hunger’ for less ‘pandemonium’ and more ‘brave new worlds’
A novel infuses dystopian fiction with silliness and whimsy
Imagining an alternative world in which patriarchy is replaced with matriarchy raises some interesting questions
A look at the darkness behind the scenes in the world of competitive gymnastics
The supernatural consequences of human beings’ baser instincts are the theme of This Savage Song
There are a tonne of books about Prince out there and the publisher originally wanted me to write a biography.
Mobeen Azhar is a journalist and filmmaker based in the UK. His documentary Generation Jihad was nominated for the BAFTA
The novel Roses and Rot has its share of strange creatures, and questions that are not so strange
David Mitchell’s latest novel Slade House says something about humanity, immortality and if it’s even possible to save
In an exclusive interview with Books&Authors, Margaret Atwood talks about zombies, technology and storytelling
China Miéville’s collection of short stories showcase an accomplished raconteur at his best