A schoolboy pops into the library to find a book on taxation in the Ottoman empire this is his first mistake. The quest for knowledge takes an unexpected turn in Haruki Murakamis The Strange Library, published for the first time in English this December. Get a sneak preview of Ted Goossens translation in an exclusive gallery of pages from the illustrated edition
Published in English for the first time, Mankells delightful novella finds Wallander in typically dejected form
Hilary Mantel on why it took 30 years to finish her Margaret Thatcher story
A new show called The Making of Mordor claims the steelworks and blast furnaces of the West Midlands inspired The Lord of the Rings. So did Tolkien see orcs there too? Stuart Jeffries, a Dudley boy, reports
Jackie Morris is known for celebrating cats and all animals in her books for children. Now she shares a thrilling selection of photographs of her own cats both past and present on their walks together in the stunning Pembrokeshire countryside which she has turned into a book
Lords and MPs have condemned prize-winning author Hilary Mantel, saying her fantasy of assassinating Margaret Thatcher - written as a short story - is “sick and deranged” and that the author should be investigated by police.