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

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Most people would fit one of these things into their life at most.Read More
Editor Nick Sheerin on the constellation of stories in Adrian Bosc's prize-winning novel - and the story behind its clever cover design.Read More
At 14, Nadia Comaneci was the first Olympic gymnast to be awarded a perfect 10. Lola Lafon's novel is a powerful re-imagining of her lifeRead More

Karen Joy Fowler's We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves will be an HBO miniseries starring Natalie Portman

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Another shortlisting for Adrian McKinty's latest Sean Duffy thriller, Rain Dogs.

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The Sex Lives of English Women tells the individual stories of twenty-four women, including a covered Muslim, a polyamorist, and a sexual healer. Wendy Jones writes about the response the book has had from readers

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Don't go to Vegas, is one of the pieces of advice to be found in I Don't Like Where This is Going, the newest crime caper from John Dufresne.

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From Garth Greenwald to Emma Cline via Jenny Diski and B.S. Johnson, here's what we at Serpent's Tail will be reading in hammocks once summer arrives, and before then, on the sofa with a hot water bottle.

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John Dufresne is the author of five novels and two books on writing and creativity. His most recent book starring therapist and self-employed detective Wylie 'Coyote' Melville, I Don't Like Where This is Going, is out now.Read More

The Mare by Mary Gaitskill has been published to rapturous reviews in the US, and now it's coming to the UK. Read the first chapters of the novel that's captured so many hearts across the world.

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Sarah Perry takes us on a tour of the fictional Essex village in which much of The Essex Serpent is set, and shows us her original sketch of the location.

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Anthony Cartwright, author of Iron Towns, called 'the best football book since The Damned United', recommends his top books on the beautiful game

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Two books by celebrated poet and radical icon Eileen Myles to come this August: I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975 – 2014 and Chelsea Girls.

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Simon Rich's hilarious new sketch show starts on Radio 4 on June 2nd - find out about the all-star comedy line-upRead More

Win a beautiful, limited edition The Essex Serpent tile to celebrate publication of Sarah Perry's extraordinary new novel.

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Strange news out of Essex ... be one of the first to read chapter one of Sarah Perry's The Essex Serpent.

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Ahead of the FA Cup final on Saturday, send us your Cup memories to be in with a chance of winning a hardback copy of Anthony Cartwright's Iron Towns

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Anthony Cartwright is the award-winning author of The Afterglow and How I Killed Margaret Thatcher. He speaks to editor Nick Sheerin about his new novel, Iron Towns

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Does I Love Dick, and subsequent genre-bending autobiographical works by women, deserve to be called 'confessional'? 

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