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A painting of Antigone condemned to death, surrounded by people having collapsed on the left of the painting

The Crisis of Creon

'Peripeteia', reversal of fortune, for Sophocles' Creon in 'Antigone' is a wincingly fatal consequence of his tragic decision.
A portrait of Sá-Carneiro

Satiating Sá-Carneiro

Exploring the life and work of an acclaimed Portuguese writer, at the heart of which lies the desire to discover.
A drawing which shows envy as a naked hag angrily soaring through the sky, by William Hamilton

The anxiety of envy

"Big names dominate the industry, and yet their fiction feels incredibly same-y."
a stack of children's books in a wooden box

Knight Of: read the one percent

Juliet Garcia covers the launch of Knight Of's crowdfunding campaign, centred around BAME children's literature.
A black-and-white mounted photograph of Vita Sackville-West in an armchair, smoking a cigarette, captioned Vita Nicholson.

The Bookshelf: Vita Sackville-West’s ‘Solitude’

As part of our new blog series ‘The Bookshelf’, Jenny Scoones finds solace in Vita Sackville-West’s ‘Solitude’.
Margaret Atwood in a red scarf, talking into a microphone on a podium.

2019 Booklist: The Best is Yet to Come

With the new year comes a fresh calendar of book releases to look out for. Chung Kiu Kwok shares a few of her most anticipated titles hitting shelves in the coming twelve months.

Books to buy in the first few months of 2019

A quick guide to the highly anticipated books coming out in 2019
A shot of a sign outside a theatre showing 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.'

Sequels and Spinoffs: serving commercial or creative interests?

What are the impacts of adding to a fictional universe?
An illustration in which Orlick threatens Pip with a candlestick.

‘A bit of Bah Humbug’: Christmas in Great Expectations

Dickens is the perfect post-Christmas antidote to anyone exhausted by the festive season
a sign saying 'no surrender' hung over rubble on Shankill Road

Milkman by Anna Burns: a pertinent portrait of life during the...

An exploration of Anna Burns' The Milkman and its chilling relationship to the violence of the Troubles.