Homer’s Fatherless Society: An Ancient Warning for a Modern Problem

Johnathan Delavan takes an old story and issues a call to the fatherless wherever they may be.

Marx, Freud, Hitler, Mandela, Greer…Shakespeare Influenced Them All

Even if you’ve never read or seen any of Shakespeare’s works, his influence has touched your life.

How Robert Louis Stevenson’s Reputation was Shipwrecked by his Inner Circle

He is gone, our Prince of storytellers – such a Prince, indeed, as his own Florizel of Bohemia, with the insatiable taste for weird adventure, for diablerie, for a strange mixture of metaphysics and romance.

Harper Lee and a Life of Courage

The loss of Harper Lee is the loss of a very important cultural voice.

Dude’s Guide to Britain’s Literary Hotspots

Irma Hunkeler’s list for book worms in the UK.

Outlaws, Trolls and Berserkers: Meet the Hero-Monsters of the Icelandic Sagas

Where does the monster end and the human begin?

Remembering EL Doctorow, the Conscience of the U.S.A.

EL Doctorow — known as “one of America’s greatest novelists” — has died.

The World Is at Stake: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Internet Activism, and Reverberations in the Hyperbolic Chamber

Saumya Arya Haas says outrage over the limited and problematic portrayal of women and minorities in literature is well deserved.

Farewell Terry Pratchett: a Psychological Analysis of Discworld

It was only appropriate that the news of Terry Pratchett’s death at the age of 66 was announced not only by his publisher, but via his own Twitter account

Feminism Is Nerdy

Patrick Paglen explains how feminism is, in its own right, a nerdy interest.

Who Populates Genius?

Is genius still a country for white, middle class, heterosexual men?

When the Male Voice and Women’s Narrative Speak in Unison

Male and female writers at the Bangalore Literature Festival both agree that there’s a need to work towards a gender neutral literary society.

Want to Get Thousands of Clicks on Your Article?

Make a list, forget literature, and abandon the craft of the word-smith. After that, can there be justice for literature?

How Do We Stop Boys from Killing Themselves? A Prose Poem

In Recognition of September as National Suicide Prevention Month. Could the answer be…literature?

Peter Temple: The Broken Shore

Peter Temple’s books are prize winners. This one took the Colin Roderick Award for Australian writing as well as Australia’s major prize for crime fiction, the Ned Kelly Award. Good enough for ya?

Would a Penniless Mr. Darcy still be Mr. Darcy?

Are we more than the sum of our parts and should arbitrary circumstances of birth determine our chance for happiness