William Faulkner

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‘I don’t want to remember these things’: dark pop poet John Murry on surviving rape, heroin and family strife
The singer-songwriter talks about his adoptive relative William Faulkner, his violent childhood and heroin – and saves a surprise until the end

Simon Hattenstone

16, Jun, 2021 @11:23 AM

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'It had been on my shelf for years': readers share their lockdown reads
Publishers report that coronavirus has boosted sales of long, classic novels. You reveal the great baggy monsters you’ve found the time to tackle

Guardian readers and Rachel Obordo

06, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Top 10 tales about the rich | Sarah Blake
From Scott Fitzgerald’s glamour to Edith Wharton’s high-society intrigue, the best of these seductive stories reveal uncomfortable secrets

Sarah Blake

05, Feb, 2020 @1:08 PM

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The Sandman, Catch-22, Cloud Atlas ... is there such thing as an 'unfilmable' book?
Books by authors like Neil Gaiman and Gabriel García Márquez have been dismissed as too difficult to adapt. With Netflix offering both time and cash, is that true anymore?

Sian Cain

03, Jul, 2019 @1:23 PM

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Top 10 novels about pariahs | Richard Zimler
In characters such as Scrooge, Ira Ringold and Hawthorne’s Hester Prynne, those society seeks to exclude and expel make for compelling reading

Richard Zimler

05, Jun, 2019 @10:12 AM

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Fatima Bhutto: ‘David Foster Wallace on David Lynch is pretty funny’
The novelist on admiring Maggie Nelson and Rachel Kushner, and being irritated by William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury

Fatima Bhutto

26, Apr, 2019 @8:59 AM

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Book clinic: what to read on a road trip in the deep south
From William Faulkner to John Kennedy Toole, Alex Preston selects authors who evoke America’s civil rights history

Alex Preston

02, Jun, 2018 @5:00 PM

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Buy a cat, stay up late, don't drink: top 10 writers’ tips on writing
Made a New Year resolution to start writing that novel? Take some writing tips from Leo Tolstoy, Muriel Spark, John Steinbeck and other famous authors

Travis Elborough

03, Jan, 2018 @11:27 AM

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Top 10 books about psychoanalysis
Freud’s work changed fiction and philosophy as well as ideas of psychology and sexuality. From Michel Foucault to Philip Roth, here is some great writing about the talking cure

Philippe Van Haute and Herman Westerink

10, May, 2017 @12:11 PM

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Top 10 novels on rural America
From Marilynne Robinson to William Faulkner, these great stories are told from the margins of US life, but they carry profound resonance

Emily Ruskovich

15, Mar, 2017 @1:00 PM

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Written Lives by Javier Marías review – 26 literary figures examined
William Faulkner, Joseph Conrad and James Joyce are all described with a novelist’s eye for the tragedy and absurdity of life

PD Smith

13, May, 2016 @3:15 PM

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Top 10 books about justice and redemption
From Marilynne Robinson’s pensive Christian drama to Seamus Heaney’s blood-soaked Beowulf, here are the best books about restoring the cosmic balance

Jeffrey Lent

16, Dec, 2015 @4:18 PM

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