Literary Word Clouds
We have created word clouds for several great works of literature, to serve as a visual representation of the authors' written words. MORE
The art of translating fiction: Q&A with Julian Evans
Translated fiction lets the rest of the world take a peek at a country's literary psyche and provides fertile new ground from which writers can draw their influences. Of course, this complicated arrangement would not be possible if it weren't for literary translators. Read our Q&A with Julian Evans, translator of The Foundling Boy. MORE
Tom Leins wins our Flash Fiction competition
The winner of our Flash Fiction writing contest is Tom Leins. Click to read his winning entry titled 'Paignton can keep my bones'. MORE
The true story that inspired 'Moby Dick'
In the US, Herman Melville's epic adventure of Captain Ahab and the white whale holds a special place in the American literary canon. Here, Dr Sam Willis, one of the world's leading authorities on the sailing navy, unveils the real life drama that inspired Moby Dick. MORE
Review: The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
Since it first came out in 2006 The Book Thief has divided its readers. It's like Marmite – you either hate it or love it. And those that hate it do so with a great deal of vitriol, which I’ve never quite understood. MORE
Literary essay: How central is self-control to Jane Eyre?
The Victorians were zealous in their devotion to self control and the idea of 'the self'. Nowhere is this more evident than in Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane Eyre, which explores the relationship between reason and passion. MORE
Review: The Foundling Boy by Michel Déon
This epic coming-of-age story set in prewar Europe is considered a modern literary classic. It has been translated into English for the first time since its publication in France in 1975. MORE
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