Read an extract from Patient X by David Peace

David Peace’s new novel, Patient X: The Case-Book of Ryunosuke Akutagawa, follows the life story of the great Japanese writer. Here’s an extract on Akutagawa’s growing obsession with books. House of Books . . . Book after book, book by book, pile by pile, shelf by shelf, screen by screen and wall by wall, you…

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…

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…

Fiction’s greatest detective duos – chosen by Stav Sherez

Stav Sherez, author of the Carrigan and Miller crime series, has chosen his five favourite literary crime duos. His new novel, The Intrusions, is out on 2nd February 2017, which has been described by Ian Rankin as ‘A Silence of the Lambs for the internet age’. The classic image of the detective is that of a solitary figure silhouetted…

A Year of Crisis

As 2016 draws to a close, world leaders, newspaper commentators, and ordinary citizens are struggling to make sense of what has been, by any reckoning, an extraordinary year. From the vote for Brexit to the election of Donald J. Trump, and from the attempted coup in Turkey to the bloody end to the siege of…