Listen to Shirley Hughes talk about what inspired her new book Daisy Saves The Day which is set at the same time as the coronation of King George V, when girls from poorer families went into service as
A moving cry for mercy, for light, and for resurrection of the human spirit at a time of hopeless darkness. One of Maurice Sendak’s most misunderstood qualities, yet also arguably the very same one that
Children and teenagers,Teen books,Books,Culture,Comics and graphic novels (children and teens),Women,Comics and graphic novels Comics have got some kick-ass female characters that blow the blokes out the
An immeasurable treat for kids and introspective grownups alike. Psychologists believe that our capacity for creative work hinges on our memory and the ability to draw on our mental catalog of remembered
This competition is now closed. The Guardian is celebrating the best of this year’s children’s fiction with our amazing annual prize, the Guardian children’s fiction prize, and we really want you to be
Moviegoers are swimming in a sea of book adaptations, as movie studios continue their frantic search for the perfect “pre-sold” properties to gobble up, completely reconfigure and then spit out, in the
The inimitable Sarah Waters handles a dramatic key change with aplomb in her new novel set in 1920s south London Sarah Waters is renowned for transgression. Whether setting lesbian relationships centre
Do characters speak to you when you read – or are you more affected by the author’s voice? In response to a survey investigating what hearing voices means to writers, we asked readers for their experiences.
As a kid growing up in rural Buckinghamshire in the 1970s, I would get black-and-white reprints of Spider-Man every week, along with a comic called Captain Britain. But it was Spider-Man I really wanted:
The Look of Silence: Act of Killing director's second film is as horrifically gripping as first - Venice film festival review
Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence is a stunning companion piece, or possibly narrative development, to that extraordinary 2012 documentary The Act Of Killing. Its enigmatic title may indicate the
As a child in Los Angeles, Jason Segel liked puppets and comic-books and dreamed of being a real-life superhero. Each day he would set off from home wearing a crimson cape beneath his regular clothes,
Obvious Child star Jenny Slate: 'I miss romantic comedies where women are complex' – video interview
Jenny Slate talks to Xan Brooks about Obvious Child, a romcom about a stand-up comedian who is dumped, fired and gets pregnant in one week. She says modern comedy is not good at portraying human beings.
When an actor boards a star vehicle, they’re generally pretty certain where they want to go: awards central, via kerching alley. So it makes you wonder what destination Jennifer Aniston requested when
September Pride This rousing film from Matthew Warchus is about the help that gay campaigners gave to miners during the strike of 1984-85. It shows how the activists broke out of their parochial attitude