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The most famous author you’ve never heard of, Stefan Zweig’s influence has been an inspiration for many, from Ali Smith to Wes Anderson. His one and only novel, Impatience of the Heart, has been newly translated for 2016, and is a story that explores how one moment can change a life forever.

Jane Fallon, author of Strictly Between Us, talks us through her process of taking a blank page and turning it into a fully-fledged novel.

Fiona Barton, author of 2016’s compelling new thriller The Widow, discusses the process of writing that crucial first chapter, and bringing Jean’s voice to life.

Read an extract from A Snow Garden and Other Stories, a collection of six Christmas stories from Rachel Joyce, the author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. A Faraway Smell of Lemon It is as if Binny has stepped through a curtain and discovered an alternative universe. It’s been here for ever, this shop, […]

What better way to celebrate the up-coming All Hallow’s Eve than with a guide to some of our favourite witches in literature – from the conjuring of Shakespeare’s Weird Sisters to the blue spit of Roald Dahl’s Grand High Witch of the World.  “A fire, a fire is burning! I hear the boot of Lucifer, […]

Ghostly is a new short story collection curated and illustrated by Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveller’s Wife. Read Saki’s The Open Window, one of the stories included in the collection.