As she publishes her memoir about how poetry helped her survive depression, Rachel Kelly says that wealth and success are no defence against the Black Dog
Christopher Silvester on the human tragedy behind Germany’s hyperinflation
Peter York on how Amazon founder Jeff Bezos created a new law of the jungle
Oxford lays claim to one of the biggest, most distinctive lit fests of all. I first became involved at the age of ten, finding myself in the green room, blissfully unaware of the big names that casually floated past, says Gregory Holyoke
Ultimate Library’s bespoke book collections have breathed air into top-end hotel 'libraries' lacking in quality reading material. Now the service is being taken up high net worths who want their holiday home libraries to speak volumes. Founder Philip Blackwell tells Spear’s how it's done.
From One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest to The Graduate and Jaws, cinema has been inspired by the world of literature throughout every era.
Prepare to be afraid as Spear’s takes a look at the best crime novels of the past decade – from a story about an escaped killer on an isolated island to a murder mystery set in Tudor times.
Moving, entertaining, inspiring and all-consuming, classic books define the literary landscape. From sweeping epics such as Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights' to understated gems like Chekov's 'The Lady With The Little Dog', the classics retain relevance into old age. But what of the books that deserve to be called 'classic' but somehow slipped through the net? What of their fate?
There are certain classics that everyone should read. But which contemporary books will still be read in years to come? Authors, booksellers and reviewers give us their predictions on future classics.
Imagine reading a story that’s as powerful as a novel but less than thirty pages long. These masters of the short story make it possible. From Nobel prize-winning authors to emerging writers, we pick out our favourite short story collections from the past decade.