The outsider has always held a fascination for artists and writers, helping to shape our view of those who exist in a state of perpetual transition.
An appreciation of the Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who has died aged 87, by American novelist Edmund White.
Initiatives such as the Kwani Trust and Femrite are helping to keep a beleaguered readership alive.
JM Coetzee believes it has 'artistic sensibility' but Small Things is unsatisfactory on so many levels.
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Towering figure of Russian literature and politics who revealed the true horrors of Stalin's labour camps.