John Vercher: We now know contact sports are dangerous – so is it ethical to watch them?
In his latest novel about a MMA fighter, John Vercher explores the reality – and the morality – of the devastating effects of repeated trauma on an athlete’s brain
Must read books this Autumn: An essential list to brighten the short, dark days ahead
Big Issue books editor Jane Graham’s definitive list of new and upcoming releases that you need to add to your reading pile this season
Morbid Obsessions review: A safety blanket for the marginalised
Two searingly funny short stories that bring home the harsh realities of living at the centre of the culture wars, writes Barry Pierce