The Mad, Bad Royal: 10 Books About Loathsome Monarchs

Column by Leah Dearborn
Is it possible for a monarch to be a hero, given the lack of equality between them and the rest of the world? Some of literature’s famous villains of the ruling class didn’t bother to find out.
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George Saunders, Hilary Mantel Appear on Time's 100 Most Influential People List

News by Christopher Shultz
After delighting readers and critics last year, both Mantel and Saunders now have this exclusive bragging right.
Hilary Mantel's "Bring Up The Bodies" Man Booker

The 2012 Man Booker Prize Goes To Hilary Mantel's "Bring Up The Bodies"

News by Benoît Lelièvre
Hilary Mantel won the Man Booker Prize again. This time, for the sequel to the novel that got her the same award in 2009

The Third Character: A (Very) Rough Guide to Settings

Column by Cath Murphy May 17, 2012
Choosing the right setting for your fiction can be as tricky as giving a turtle a haircut. Here's my Rough Guide to what I think of as the 'third character'.