Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman is finally here

As its Tuesday launch creates frenzy in the literary world, the novel's first chapter reveals a voice recognisable to that of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Fifty Shades of Grey sequel breaks sales records

More than 1m readers in the US alone have already bought Grey, which retells EL James's hit story from the hero's point of view.

Emancipation, not emasculation

Matt Haig wanted to explore new ideas about masculinity, but found outrage and ire instead.

Game of ideological thrones

George RR Martin believes right-wing science ­fiction writers have wrecked the Hugo Awards.

Praise for ?‘great intellectual’ who defied convention

A tribute to the acclaimed Algerian novelist Assia Djebar, who explored the lives of Muslim women in her fiction for more than 50 years.

‘Go Set A Watchman’ is Harper Lee’s first novel in more than 50 years

Completed in the mid-50s but lost for more than 50 years, the novel was written before 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and features Scout as an adult.

Alan Turing notes to fetch a million pounds

British auctioneer Bonhams is to sell the 56-page manuscript of the code-breaker's work cracking the Enigma code in 1942.

#blacklivesmatter voted 2014’s word of the year in US

Twitter protest hashtag is overwhelming victor in American Dialect Society’s annual poll of language experts.

Amazon Christmas boycott campaign gathers weight

Customers’ commitment, through Amazon Anonymous, to spend elsewhere now adds up to more than £2.5m.

Writers can give hope to a society living in fear

Award-winning author Ursula le Guin speaks out against greedy publishers

If Dan Brown can write, so can robots

The Hoshi prize hopes stories created by artificial intelligences (AIs) will soon go up against those written by humans in the competition.

To Kill a Mockingbird tops list of women’s greatest books

To Kill a Mockingbird, "the book that introduced many of us to our belief in human rights".

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Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India

A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective

The best-case scenario is that South Africa's tourism sector’s recovery will only begin in earnest towards the end of this year

Covid-19: Eased lockdown and rule of law Webinar

If you are arrested and fined in lockdown, you do get a criminal record if you pay the admission of guilt fine

Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

Who is caring for the healthcare workers? 'Working together is how we are going to get through this. It’s not just a marathon, it’s a relay'.

PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

Call for applications for the position of GCRO executive director

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory is seeking to appoint a high-calibre researcher and manager to be the executive director and to lead it

DriveRisk stays safe with high-tech thermal camera solution

Itec Evolve installed the screening device within a few days to help the driver behaviour company become compliant with health and safety regulations