Fiction

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    Your guide to 2019’s best science fiction and fantasy books by women

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    This report has revealed the gender bias in newspaper book coverage

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    The wonderful impact that reading can have on your mental health

Latest Stories

  • Women's Prize for Fiction Longlist 2019, photographed by Sam Holden Agency
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    Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist is your 2019 reading sorted

    There's something for everyone on this 16-book list

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    Sarah Shaffi
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    Activism, anger plus fiction that sparks actual joy: March’s 10 most unmissable books

    Clear some space on your bookshelves...

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    Francesca Brown
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  • Ruth Wilson in His Dark Materials. Image: BBC/YouTube
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    Get ready to meet a 20-something Lyra Silvertongue in Philip Pullman’s new novel

    The plucky heroine of His Dark Materials is back for more adventures

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    Sarah Shaffi
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  • Brie Larson's favourite books
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    Brie Larson’s favourite books are guaranteed to soothe your soul

    From translated fiction to essay collections, the actress on what she's been reading recently.

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    Brie Larson
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    10 must-read books by black female authors for 2019

    From Candice Carty-Williams and Sara Collins to Reba Barron, here are the black writers you need to know about

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    Sarah Shaffi
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    You need to read this new dark thriller set in Brexit-facing London

    Family drama, and the brooding angst of a capital in flux

    Posted by
    Anna Brech
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    9 books that will always spark joy, according to female authors

    Books to inspire, amuse and treasure

    Posted by
    Sarah Shaffi
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    Eight authors who wrote fanfiction

    These authors dabbled in other people's worlds before writing their own books

    Posted by
    Sarah Shaffi
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  • The best books for February 2019
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    February 2019's biggest books to know about

    The new releases set to be February's biggest bestselling books

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    Francesca Brown
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    Lost treasures: the magic of books discovered after their author’s deaths

    From Sylvia Plath to F Scott Fitzgerald, there’s more to read from these great writers.

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    Sarah Shaffi
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    The New Year’s book resolution you have to share with your loved ones

    Broaden your horizons with this free and simple gift

    Posted by
    Anna Brech
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  • Beautiful woman in a headscarf drinks from a cup of tea
    Long Reads

    ‘New Year, Old You’ by Candice Carty-Williams

    This hilarious short story makes for perfect reading as we enter 2019.

    Posted by
    Candice Carty-Williams
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    Plan your reading for January with 10 incredible new releases

    Discover January's biggest, must-read books before everyone else

    Posted by
    Francesca Brown
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  • An astronaut suspended in space
    Long Reads

    ‘Christmas From the Dark Side of the Moon’ by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott

    In this short story, a spacecraft slowly circles the dark side of the moon on Christmas day...

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    Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
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  • Merry Christmas, Steve
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    ‘Merry Christmas, Steve’ by Ruth Ware

    In this delightfully dark short story, a woman faces her first Christmas without her husband.

    Posted by
    Ruth Ware
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  • Profile view of a young woman sitting on a floor in a library and reading a book.
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    16 powerful dystopian novels that every woman should read

    Essential literature for uncertain times…

    Posted by
    Kayleigh Dray
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    One-liners to live by from our favourite children's books

    Find inspiration in these classic childhood reads

    Posted by
    Anna Brech
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    12 of the the best books to read this Christmas

    Get into the Christmas spirit with one of these fine pieces of festive fiction.

    Posted by
    Sarah Shaffi
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    The 10 books you need to add to your 2019 reading list

    From big authors and breakout debuts to essential non-fiction, say hello to next year's biggest titles

    Posted by
    Francesca Brown
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  • Visible Women

    The Haunting of Hill House’s author Shirley Jackson was an overlooked genius

    Jackson was one of the 20th century’s greatest horror authors – but today, her proto-feminist writing is largely forgotten.

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    Moya Crockett
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