Casting an eye back to the chart-topping books of the past, we wonder why so many have completely vanished from the public eye
With Amazon's latest announcement that they are to provide serialised books, Joel looks forward to the enormous range of possibilities on offer
Fresh back from Dublin, Joel compares two of the city's greatest writers, and explores the role of literature in Ireland's revolutionary moment
Tim investigates the thematic links between Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, and Christopher Nolan's latest blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises
In part two of our series on literature and the Middle East, we look at one ignored scholar's predictions for Islam's future.
Do you read them for entertainment or information? Before or after the book? Looking for agreement or controversy? Joel ponders what book reviews ought to be
In part one of our series on literature and the Middle East, we examine some of the political implications of the ways we read.
In the second of our series helping you get to grips with the greats, we look at how best to enjoy England's most celebrated writer
Danny Boyle's Tempest-inspired show seems to have gone down a treat across the world. But what would have happened if more of the literary greats had been involved...
E-books are clearly here to stay. But when will they start to make the most of the technology at their disposal and move beyond the 'reads like real paper!' mentality?
Heard lots about Dickens, but don't know where to begin? Here's our overview of the great Victorian novelist
Joel Richardson explores the decline of poetry, and asks what exactly might have happened to poetry in the UK
Claire Davis ponders the magic formula that transforms a great book into a great film, and wonders why so many directors seem to get it so wrong....Joel speculates on how literature might capture the public imagination, whether it be through global poetry or YouTube hip-hop.