Samantha Harvey writes about the Leonard Cohen song that provided inspiration, shape and definition to her latest novel, Dear Thief.
Tessa Hadley writes about the challenge of writing from multiple perspectives, many times in the same chapter, and her reasons for doing so in her latest novel, The Past.
Andrew Gimson’s latest book is a brilliant new collection of brief lives of all 40 monarchs since 1066. How well can you remember royal facts from your schooldays? Test yourself below and see if you can name the King or Queen described.