Mary Gaitskill is the most acclaimed author you may never have read. We give you the lowdown on her books past and present.

Most people would fit one of these things into their life at most.
Editor Nick Sheerin on the constellation of stories in Adrian Bosc's prize-winning novel - and the story behind its clever cover design.


New releases


Watch Mary Gaitskill read from her highly-acclaimed new novel, The Mare.

We love this video, recorded in 1993, of Eileen Myles reading 'An American Poem', which is included in I Must Be Living Twice


Dame Vivienne Westwood has made an indelible mark on British culture since she came to prominence in the 1970s, designing clothes that enshrined the iconoclastic aesthetic of the Punk movement. Since then, her work has broadened beyond fashion, encompassing a commitment to human rights and environmental activism; she is the founder of Climate Revolution. Her new book Get A Life! The Diaries of Vivienne Westwood gives a very special insight into her world, her thoughts and the ideas that underpin her fierce sense of integrity and campaigns. At this special event Vivienne will be in conversation with journalist Deborah Orr. Tickets £25 to include a copy of Get A Life or £12 ticket only. Please note: we do not expect a book signing at the event.