Extract: The Knives by Richard T. Kelly

Read an extract from the Prologue to Richard King’s critically-acclaimed political thriller, The Knives, set in the tense, unforgiving and manipulative world of Westminster. Listed in the Guardian’s Top 10 books about Westminster politics. As Home Secretary, David Blaylock oversees the police, border control and the struggle against domestic terrorism. Some say the job is impossible; Blaylock insists…

Extract: ‘Prometheus: Fire and Poetry’ from THE INKY DIGIT OF DEFIANCE by Tony Harrison

To mark Tony Harrison’s 80th birthday, we’re pleased to share one of his most erudite pieces on post-Communist Europe and his film Prometheus (1998), taken from the newly published The Inky Digit of Defiance: Selected Prose 1966–2016. This richly varied selection of Tony Harrison’s provocative prose of the last fifty years, edited with a foreword…