Tony White’s The Fountain in the Forest Crossword Competition

Tony White’s The Fountain in the Forest Crossword Inspired by the experiments of Georges Perec and Oulipo, Tony White wrote The Fountain in the Forest using a literary technique known as ‘mandated vocabulary’, where the words used to create the work are predetermined in some way. In this case, each chapter was written using all…

Competition time! A dozen great literary biographies to be won, from Mary Ann Evans and Edith Sitwell to Alfred and Emily Tennyson…

A mini-biography of Milton in Edward Phillips’ Theatrum poetarum, or A compleat collection of the poets, especially the most eminent, of all ages’ (1675) Literary biography is a queen among the non-fiction genres: few dedicated readers can resist the natural urge to know more of the lives of the writers they most admire, and of…