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.
50 shades of noir
The criminally fun weekend that is Newcastle Noir is back again in early May for three days of shadowy fun at the City Library.
Can we have a word…?
Words! There will be plenty of them at this year’s Hexham Book Festival, which, since it first saw light of day back in 2006, has flowered into one of the most significant lit...
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...