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The Long Week In: Books to Self-Isolate With

The next few weeks will prove a challenging time for those of us faced with the prospect of self-isolation. However, since it is for the health of society’s most vulnerable…

Child-ish – Why children’s books aren’t just for kids.

As writers for a student publication, we are often wont to demonstrate a literary prowess. The desire to flex some scholarly muscle often floats through in the discussions around literature…

A note on graphic novels: A guide to some of the best graphic novels on the market now

The term ‘graphic novel’ has, for a long time, been used loosely around the fringes of the literary society. While in the world of comics certain graphic novels throw titian…

‘The Goldfinch’: are some novels best left untouched?

First published in 2013, Donna Tartt’s epic coming-of-age novel has attracted a large literary following. The Goldfinch was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2014 and was selected as…

5 alternative campus study spaces

During term time, it can often be difficult to find a study space on campus, especially during the lead up to exams and assessment periods. Although the library is the…

‘Normal People’ by Sally Rooney

Irish author Sally Rooney’s second novel Normal People follows the lives of two students, Marianne and Connell, as they transition from high school in rural Ireland to university life in…

Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff turns to editing with new anthology Mother Country

Brighton Festival is due to take place from 4 to 26 May and there are set to be so many exciting literary events on offer. The festival this year is…

Candice-Carty Williams launches new book Queenie

Candice-Carty Williams is set to feature at Brighton Festival’s event Shapeshifters on 12 May alongside the equally talented Zawe Ashton. She will be discussing her brand new book, Queenie, which…

Literary characters with disabilities

On World Book Day 2019, authors and screenwriters came forward calling for more diversity in children’s books, so young people see representations of themselves in the books they read. Rachel…

Peacock Poetry Prize

The annual arts festival, Brighton Festival, will be returning to Brighton this May, commencing from 4 May until the 28 May. The return of the festival also comes with the…

Vashti Hardy, the Brighton author shortlisted for Waterstones award

One of Brighton’s local talents, Vashti Hardy, has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019 for her debut novel Brightstorm. She will be in with the chance to…

Books to inspire you on International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than sitting down and reading some truly inspiring feminist literature? Over the years, there have been so many women…

Two Nobel prizes in literature to be awarded this year

After the 2018 Nobel prize in literature was postponed, following a sexual scandal within the Swedish Academy, the organisation who award the Nobel prize in literature, both the 2018 and…

Get ready for World Book Day 2019

This year’s World Book Day will take place on Thursday 7 March, with schools all around Brighton participating in this annual event. I think every person in the United Kingdom…

Local creatives shortlisted for Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019

The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2019 is fast approaching and the shortlist has been announced for this yearly children’s fiction award. There will be some local talent present at the…

The rising genre of online book clubs

With technology constantly advancing and on the rise, reading and writing has began to turn towards technology, with Kindles and podcasts being more frequently used. In particular, there has been…

Jessie Burton’s feminisation of history

English author Jessie Burton has made a rapid rise to success over the past few years, writing numerous unique novels that have grabbed the public’s attention. Burton has used her…

Essential reads to get you in the festive spirit

It’s that time of the year again. You’re left staring at the halloween costume hung up in the corner of your room and wondering what happened to November. Christmas has…

Christmas classics that were initially books

Nothing feels more Christmassy than curling up in front of a cheesy Christmas film, with a mug of hot chocolate, on a wintery December evening. However, some of the most…

Milkman – the novel of the year?

Since winning the 50th Man Booker Prize for fiction, the demand for Anna Burns’ novel Milkman has been consistently on the incline. Having been described as rule-breaking, visionary, unique and…