Books

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DeSantis and Pence lead Republican wave – of presidential campaign books
The GOP flopped in the midterms but its White House hopefuls still hope to find readers – and conservative group bulk-buyers

Martin Pengelly

04, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Between Friends: Letters of Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby review – a strange sisterhood
The two writers’ correspondence is psychologically fascinating, revealing a complex friendship of intellectual striving, power play and passion

Rachel Cooke

04, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘I love writing for children’: Emma Thompson and Axel Scheffler on their amazing shaggy dog story
The Oscar-winning actor and the Gruffalo illustrator have teamed up to create a tale about a scruffy hound. They discuss corgis, comic books and how their friendship began

Claire Armitstead

03, Dec, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Midwinter magic: Robert Macfarlane on the enduring power of The Dark Is Rising
Susan Cooper’s 1973 novel, newly adapted for a BBC audio series, has enthralled generations of children and writers with its folkloric tale of an English boy caught in a battle between light and dark

Robert Macfarlane

03, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Five of the best science fiction and fantasy books of 2022
A deep space community, a compelling critique of empire, a UFO novel like no other and more

Adam Roberts

03, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Best science books of 2022
Preventing future pandemics, the secrets of the Higgs boson and the surprising roots of plastic surgery

Alok Jha

03, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The best crime and thriller books of 2022
Ajay Chowdhury and Ian Rankin are among the authors of this year’s standout novels, including cosy escapes, dodgy cops and a murder told backwards

Laura Wilson

03, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The best memoirs and biographies of 2022
Heartfelt memoirs from Richard E Grant and Viola Davis, childhood tales of religious dogma, and vivid insights into Agatha Christie and John Donne

Fiona Sturges

03, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The best history and politics books of 2022
The newsworthy wit of Marina Hyde, the historical roots of British nostalgia, and two takes on a divided US

Alex von Tunzelmann

03, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Five of the best sport books of 2022
A warning about brain damage, a fresh perspective on Geoffrey Boycott, and the rise and tragic demise of a great cyclist

Jonathan Liew

03, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The best comics and graphic novels of 2022
A pandemic stream-of‑consciousness, an artist in the making and a bird society on the moon are among this year’s favourites

James Smart

03, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The best food books of 2022
Memories of growing up in a takeaway, eulogies to pressure cookers and snacks, and the best of Jamaican and Indian cuisine

Rachel Roddy

03, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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