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Warhammer 40,000: Conquest promises chaos and carnage

1 February 2015

In our Novel Games review, we find that planetary conquest has seldom been as much fun as in this game.

Booked Out: Which Holly do you want?

1 February 2015

Make space in your life for both book and film versions of 'Breakfast At Tiffany’s' – they deserve it.

British author Helen Macdonald poses with her Biography Award winning book H is for Hawk as she arrives for the 2014 Costa Book Awards in London on January 27, 2015. The Costa Book Awards is a literary prize that recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year by writers based in the UK and Ireland in five categories, with one of the category winners selected as Costa Book of the Year.  AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS

‘H Is For Hawk’ scoops Costa book award

29 January 2015

Helen Macdonald’s memoir honoured for its moving account of grief.

Zen Cho, author of Spirits Abroad.

Malaysian writer Zen Cho co-winner of Crawford Award for fantasy

28 January 2015

‘Spirits Abroad’ wins fantasy award for its uniquely Malaysian speculative fiction.

Marvel Universe ‘ending’ in May

28 January 2015

Big event Secret Wars will bring the 54-year-old comic-book universe to an end.

The Shadow Hero: The tale of the first ever Asian superhero

27 January 2015

Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew’s graphic novel is a fascinating retelling of an almost forgotten character.

Comic reading: ‘Reading voraciously growing up is what led me into the world of film and comedy,’ says Oswalt. — Filepic

Patton Oswalt’s walk down memory lane

27 January 2015

The comedian’s latest book shares memories of learning comedy alongside a ‘gluttonous cinematic consumption’.

This week’s books: Emotions and experiences

27 January 2015

Fiction and non-fiction stories that offer a view of the world through the lives of others.

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Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri wins US$50,000 for 'The Lowland'

27 January 2015

Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri missed the 2013 Man Booker prize for her latest book, but she's made up for it in Jaipur.

Knausgaard is in awe of writers who have the courage ‘to speak out against totalitarian or fundamentalist power’. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Kjetil Ree

Karl Knausgård: Freedom of expression is 'a paradoxical and complicated right'

27 January 2015

The acclaimed Norwegian novelist defends the writers and journalists who are paying the price for the freedom of expression.

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