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Things come together

A new wave of African novelists, who write about the experience of migration, is gaining international recognition. Fiammetta Rocco reports on their rise

How Watership Down was written

Its author Richard Adams has died. His granddaughter explains how his life, especially his wartime experiences, produced this world-famous story of rabbits and their struggles to survive

The power of the book

“Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts” will be the cultural bestseller of the season. Fiammetta Rocco meets the man who has examined more medieval manuscripts than anyone in history

To boldly go...

Slash fiction – a branch of fan fiction that imagines straight heroes getting together – is strangely popular among straight women. Helen Joyce examines the light it sheds on female sexuality