Should we aim to maximize happiness? Are there characteristics that we should foster within ourselves? Why is it important to act morally?
'The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union' by Serhii Plokhii shortlisted for the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2015
Six highly readable books on contemporary Russia and its history over the past century were today (Saturday March 7th) shortlisted for the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2015.
'Ministers at War' author, Jonathan Schneer, discusses the two sides of Winston Churchill - writer and politician
Fifty years after Churchill’s death and seventy years after the end of the Second World War, Jonathan Schneer, author of Ministers at War, a gripping in-depth look at Britain’s wartime cabinet, an
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One of Britain's best loved writers has made a rare public appearance.
Watch Gerald MacLean discussing the future of Turkey on BBC World's GMT.
In case you missed it – watch Marlon James speaking about A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS on BBC World TV's GMT programme:
Award-winnng writer Marlon James’s new novel A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS, set amidst the political tensions of Jamaica, examines the still-mysterious attempted assassination of Bob Marley in
To celebrate the forthcoming release of A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James has put together an excellent playlist, which should get you nicely in the mood.
Mary Roach's hilarious journey into the delights and disgusts of our food, Gulp has been shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize 2014, following hot on the heels of Sean Carroll's win last year with Particle at the End of the Universe.
Win 1 of 10 copies of Lawrence Hill's beautiful and thought-provoking book Blood: A Biography of the Stuff of Life!
Congratulations to Joseph Boyden, author of The Orenda who was a double winner at this year's Libris Awards in Toronto.
Timothy Spangler, author of One Step Ahead digs into the reality of hedge funds and the role they play in the economy, and takes a look at the real reasons for the financial crisis.
Win a copy of The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly and a limited edition cover print! We have 5 copies of each to give away to the lucky winners. Find out more and enter here.
Congratulations to Mary Roach and Emily Anthes, whose latest books Gulp and Frankenstein's Cat have been longlisted for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award.
In his foreword to Shakespeare & Me, Harold Bloom declares the religion of Shakespeare, and take a look at how the Bard has shaped the world we live in.
Author of The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly, Sun-mi Hwang was author of the day at this year's London Book Fair, meeting the Duchess of Cornwall and discussing Korean literature at the PEN literary salon.
To celebrate the UK publication of Sun-mi Hwang's beautiful fable, The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly Oneworld threw a Hen Party, complete with Hen cupcakes, limited edition prints, and lots of chocolate eggs.
We're very sad to announce that Peter Matthiessen, award-winning author of more than thirty books, world-renowned naturalist, explorer, Buddhist teacher, and political activist, died on 5th April 2014, after an illness of some months. He was eighty-six years old.
Congratulations to Anthony King, and Ivor Crewe, whose bestselling book The Blunders of Our Governments has just won the Political Book Awards Practical Politics Book of the Year Award.
Deborah Kay Davies' nervy, lyrical novel Reasons She Goes to the Woods has been long-listed for this year's Bailerys Women's Prize for Fiction!
To celebrate the publication of his new book, This is Improbable Too, Marc Abrahams' famed Ig Nobel Tour will be taking place between 14 March and 2 April.It’s all about research that makes people laugh, then think.
Contributors from On Becoming a Mother, a beautiful celebration of pregnancy, childbirth, and the first year of a new baby’s life, share some of their insights, advice and experiences of motherhood.