Authors & Reviews
As I write this, Australia is on fire while the South of England struggles with another bout of severe flooding.Read the full story..
At the time of writing, we’re five days into a new decade and our Prime Minister seems to be missing, we’re teetering on the edge of war and part of the world is literally on fire.Read the full story..
Morse, Vera, Poirot and, um, Kojak.Read the full story..
What springs to mind when you think of Ken Dodd?Read the full story..
It was Philip K. Dick, burning amphetamines and racing for deadlines, who first staked out the paranoiac territory of fiction where rabbit holes lead to competing realities, a frontier colonised further by the likes of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror. Dick, however, had a parallel career, one more down to earth in all senses of that phrase, in which the dramas were firmly rooted in the incontestable every day.Read the full story..
Jennifer Makumbi’s father was a bank manager in Kampala. It was 1978, at the height of Idi Amin’s reign of terror, when her family’s lives were changed forever.Read the full story..
This week a Twitter debate surfaced regarding the legitimacy of Young Adult fiction (and romance novels) being studied on a Higher Education course.Read the full story..
Albums are now commonly accepted as a bona fide art form, but make no mistake, some are more bona fide than others.Read the full story..
Lotus Moon with Blossom poetically charts the life and times of Otagaki Rengetsu, a Buddhist nun, artist and writer in 18th century Japan.Read the full story..
Henry Normal, co-writer of award-winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan’s Run, Paul Calf, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, among many others, has written four Brexit-themed poems exclusively for Northern Soul. They are called Brexit Trilogy (taking into account inflation). Here’s the fourth one.Read the full story..
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