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The Baileys Prize shortlisted author writes about the impact growing up in Texas has had on her life and her writing.

The Visiting Privilege by Joy Williams is Alison Flood's (The Bookseller) November Book of the Month. Read a short story ahead of publication.

Step inside to find out more about the author of The Essex Serpent's new novel, Melmoth.


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


Keats, Daleks, soot, belief, osmosis and 'compassionate autobiographical poems and correspondence between family members'. (Poetry London) Verses spoken and sung. Hearts broken and repaired.