Durham Book Festival Goes Digital
The annual literary festival returns this October with a huge range of digital events, including headline guests Alex Wheatle, Alastair Campbell, Ann Cleeves, Anthony Anaxagor...
Berwick Literary Festival
Berwick Literary Festival 2020 will offer everything from poetry to politics and will be live online with a programme of free events showcasing a range of genres and topics.
Calling all Northumbrians (hippies, gadgies and bairns). These strange days are history in the making, and your stories, no matter how small, are part of this history.
Books To Survive A Virus
If you’ve got time on your hands to do a bit of reading, then let Steve Long guide you towards some good stuff.
The filth and the fury (and the coffee table book)
Punk, as the badges in the window of the Kard Bar still insist on telling us, is not dead, and, in fact, is having a bit of a moment what with an exhibition of punk fashion cu...
February 13 Book Reviews
Book of the month: The Odd Couple: The curious friendship between Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin Richard Bradford, The Robson Press, £20
Interview: Salman Rushdie
Author Salmon Rushdie has been a pretty ubiquitous figure lately (words we thought we would never write). His memoir ‘Joseph Anton’ which came out earlier this y...
January 13 Book Reviews
Book of the month Great North Road Peter F Hamilton, Macmillan, £20 A SF novel set in Newcastle? Who’d have thought it? At the Lit and Phil book launch recently Hamilton re...
December 12 Book Reviews
Tudors: A History of England Volume 2 Peter Ackroyd, Macmillan, £20 When Queen “Bloody” Mary was ruling England back in the 16th century, and Protestants were being burned a...
November 12 Book Reviews
Telegraph Avenue Michael Chabon, Fourth Estate, £18.99 Chabon manoeuvres his maximalist style onto Jonathan Franzen territory with this doorstopper of a novel, set in the mi...
October 12 Book Reviews
Raymond Chandler: A Mysterious Something in the Light Tom Williams, Aurum Press, £20 Raymond Chandler found fame as the author of the Philip Marlowe series of novels, the pri...
September 12 Book Releases
The House of Rumour Jake Arnott, Sceptre, £17 Golly! Where to start? Arnott’s latest novel takes in a bewildering series of decade spanning events, both real and imagined, a...
August 12 Book Reviews
The Deadman’s Pedal Alan Warner, Jonathan Cape, £12.99 Set in the early 1970s, Warner’s latest novel concerns Simon Crimmons, the son of a local trucking magnet who is 15 go...