Get 10% off all books and free UK p&p. Offer applied at checkout

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.


New releases


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


Jarett Kobek's novel I Hate the Internet, a satire of the Internet age and Silicon Valley, earned him cult status in the US and praise from the likes of Bret Easton Ellis. Join Kobek for an evening with another fan - standup comedian Stewart Lee - as he discusses his new novel, The Future Won't Be Long. This gritty, epic story follows the trials and tribulations of the friendship between starry-eyed gay country bumpkin Baby and rich art school kid Adeline against the backdrop of the highs and lows of the 1980s and 1990s' New York.