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Charlene White: How judging the British Book Awards rekindled my passion for reading
Assorted book covers
British Book Awards

Charlene White: How judging the British Book Awards rekindled my passion for reading

From feral to floof ball: The incredible evolution of cats
Illustration of a cat shaped sofa
Evolution

From feral to floof ball: The incredible evolution of cats

Generations on, making peace with the trauma of my past
A typewriter and a photo of a German in Nazi uniform
Generational trauma

Generations on, making peace with the trauma of my past

Pitch perfect? ChatGPT does book blurbs
Illustration of a robot and some books
ChatGPT

Pitch perfect? ChatGPT does book blurbs

I couldn't find a book with a Black British romantic heroine, so I wrote one
Frances Mensah Williams illustration in green and gold
Black British fiction

I couldn't find a book with a Black British romantic heroine, so I wrote one

What can human creators learn from grasses, the 'sleeping beauties' of our natural world?
A hand grasping some grasses
Evolution

What can human creators learn from grasses, the 'sleeping beauties' of our natural world?

Forgotten African heroes of the Second World War
Illustration of a soldier
first person

Forgotten African heroes of the Second World War

Mammals have a surprising secret history – forget everything you thought you knew
Illustration of rodent-like mammals
natural history

Mammals have a surprising secret history – forget everything you thought you knew

Antisemitism is something you get used to – but we shouldn't have to
An illustration of a star of david being attacked
discrimination

Antisemitism is something you get used to – but we shouldn't have to

Doug Johnstone: How a stroke led to my first contact with aliens
Doug Johnstone's new science fiction book was inspired by the writer's stroke. Illustration: Rosie Barker
sci-fi

Doug Johnstone: How a stroke led to my first contact with aliens

Colonialism's ghosts of the Caribbean
Children dressed up to play jab-jab in Trinidad
first person

Colonialism's ghosts of the Caribbean

Behind the wild man of Vienna: Who was the real Beethoven?
Beethoven
Classical music

Behind the wild man of Vienna: Who was the real Beethoven?

Our ocean is in crisis, but here's how we can turn the tide
marine illustration of whales and a boat
environment

Our ocean is in crisis, but here's how we can turn the tide

Deena Mohamed: How flipping the book opened a world of wishes
The last page of Deena's book, an illustration of two people by the sea with the words 'you are now at the end'
Graphic novels

Deena Mohamed: How flipping the book opened a world of wishes

When the Muppets went to Moscow: 'It was incredibly difficult, but also dangerous'
Producer Natasha Lance Rogoff on the first day of shooting Ulitsa Sezam
post-communism

When the Muppets went to Moscow: 'It was incredibly difficult, but also dangerous'

David Aguilar: Forget pity, I needed to change perceptions of disability
David Aguilar
from the author

David Aguilar: Forget pity, I needed to change perceptions of disability

Our Daily Bread: Father Alex Frost says it's not just prayer we need to tackle poverty
Our Daily Bread: From Argos to the Altar – A Priest’s Story by Father Alex Frost
poverty

Our Daily Bread: Father Alex Frost says it's not just prayer we need to tackle poverty

Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite: 'Music can make dreams come true'
Spaceships Over Glasgow: Mogwai, Mayhem and Misspent Youth by Stuart Braithwaite is out now
Books

Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite: 'Music can make dreams come true'

How Lisa Gray found magic in forgotten spools of mystery film
The Dark Room illustration
thriller

How Lisa Gray found magic in forgotten spools of mystery film

Fighting the shameful legacy of colonialism in the Chagos Islands
An Impossible Return: a Novel by Caroline Laurent is set in the Chagos Islands
exile

Fighting the shameful legacy of colonialism in the Chagos Islands