Stormzy on Black Lives Matter: ‘If we weren’t oppressed, we wouldn’t be shouting’ | Music

The Black Lives Matter movement represents “hundreds, thousands of years” of “real pain”, Stormzy has told…

10 of the best novels set in Russia – that will take you there | Travel

I spent several years wandering round Russia with books in my rucksack. And several more years…

‘Theatre was my first love’: Bernardine Evaristo on her NHS play, Twitter trolls and ‘porny’ posts | Stage

Bernardine Evaristo has had several firsts lately. But long before she became the first black female…

Harry Potter fan sites distance themselves from JK Rowling over transgender rights | World news

Two of the biggest Harry Potter fan sites have distanced themselves from author JK Rowling because…

10 of the best books set in Japan – that will take you there | Travel

When Japan was forced to “open up” in 1853 following more than 200 years of its…

Evaristo and Carty-Williams become first black authors to win top British Book awards | Books

Candice Carty-Williams and Bernardine Evaristo have become the first black authors to win the top prizes…

Understanding white privilege with Reni Eddo-Lodge – podcast | News

The death of George Floyd in the US last month has ignited conversations around the globe…

Bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code to hit the stage in London | Stage

Renowned author Dan Brown looked on proudly at the stage, which resembled a kind of raised…

‘We’re back in business’: UK bookshops see sales soar | Books

Almost 4m books were sold in the UK in the first six days after bookshops reopened…