Author Kate Mayfield grew up in a funeral home in 1960s Kentucky. Here she tells MEREDITH JAFFE about a childhood spent confronting death, and how it inspired her writing.
Sophie Hannah has written the newest addition to Agatha Christie's Poirot mysteries. Can she capture the essence of the pedantic Poirot? MEREDITH JAFFE reviews.
Anna Romer, self-confessed lover of dark family secrets, nature obsessive and author, speaks to MEREDITH JAFFE about her new book Lyrebird Hill and the inspiration behind it.
The winner of the Man Booker Prize won't be known until October, but MEREDITH JAFFE has the shortlist - Richard Flanagan made it! - and urges you to judge for yourselves.
Ali Smith's new book 'How to Be Both' is silly, clever, ambiguous and a 'wondrous' work of fiction, says MEREDITH JAFFE. Plus, we meet Kylie Ladd and share this week's bestsellers.
Lyrebird Hill is a thrilling tale about family secrets and trusting yourself, by ANNA ROMER, the bestselling author of Thornwood House. Read the first chapter here.
Sonia Hartnett specialises in unflinching contemporary fiction. Here MEREDITH JAFFE reviews the award winning author's latest book, and brings us the latest in literary news.
The prose in Paulo Coelho's latest book, Adultery, is "sparse, thoughtful and devastating", says MEREDITH JAFFE. Read her review and get the latest literary news here.
If there's a message from British feminist Laurie Penny's new book is that the feminist debate is not yet fearless or forceful enough. Let's get loud, says GABRIELLE JACKSON.
Read the first chapter of historian Isolde Martyn's powerful new novel THE GOLDEN WIDOWS.
Haruki Murakami's latest novel sold over a million copies in Japan a week, but what does MEREDITH JAFFE make of the translation? Plus all the latest literary news and reviews.
Read the first chapter of Mary Kubica's new book The Good Girl in which Mia Dennett makes the worst mistake of her life - it's a thriller to rival the bestselling Gone Girl.
Liane Moriarty, whose latest book has been optioned by Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, answers a few questions for MEREDITH JAFFE. Plus the latest news and reviews.
How many women on the Booker Prize Longlist? MEREDITH JAFFE looks at the always controversial prize and brings us all the latest book news and reviews.
MEREDITH JAFFÉ talks to bestselling author Jennifer Weiner about her new book All Fall Down: a tale of high expectations and middle class addiction.
MEREDITH JAFFE speaks to Jenny Valentish about her debut novel Cherry Bomb, the music industry and her literary influences. Plus all the latest news and reviews.
...but the hunger for it is. MEREDITH JAFFE pays tribute to the late, great writer Nadine Gordimer, who died earlier this week, and brings us the latest in book reviews.
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There is a lot of excitement around Alyson Foster’s debut novel God is an Astronaut. MEREDITH JAFFE describes Foster as 'Nora Ephron spliced with Margaret Atwood.'
Brooke Davis has become Australia's latest global publishing sensation. MEREDITH JAFFE interviews her, and has all the latest literary news and reviews.