Cosey Fanni Tutti talks Art Sex Music

Industrial music pioneer and performance artist Cosey Fanni Tutti has written her autobiography. Art Sex Music is the story of a musician who, as a founding member of the avant-garde group Throbbing Gristle and electronic pioneers Chris & Cosey, has consistently challenged the boundaries of music over the past four decades. It is the account…

LISTEN: Emily Berry reads from Stranger, Baby

Stranger, Baby, Emily Berry’s recently published second collection and the follow up to the award-winning debut Dear Boy, is a book of ‘highly intelligent, deeply moving poems that provide a new lens through which to consider grief’ [The Guardian]. In this exclusive audio recording, Emily Berry reads three poems from Stranger, Baby – ‘Everything Bad is…

Exclusive New Author Film: Simon Armitage reads ‘Thank You for Waiting’

After more than a decade, the poet, playwright and Oxford Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage has returned to his trademark contemporary lyricism with his eleventh collection of poetry, The Unaccompanied. Set against a backdrop of economic recession and social division, at the heart of this collection is the feeling of alienation as a commonplace experience….

Thomasina Miers cooks crispy chicken thighs

Here’s two delicious recipes taken from Thomasina Miers’ new book, Home Cook. In it she cooks her favourite recipes, things she cooks at home for her family, from everyday breakfasts to special feasts. This first video shows her cooking Crispy Chicken Thighs. And the next shows the recipe for Poached Eggs with Melted Leeks and…

WATCH: Michael Rosen on The Disappearance of Émile Zola

In Michael Rosen’s new study of Émile Zola’s 1898 exile from Paris, the little-known history of the novelist’s year-long refuge in London is revealed in all its fascinating detail. Running from the law in France, having been prosecuted for attempting to take on the country’s highest powers with his now infamous open letter ‘J’accuse’, this book,…