Literature

J.K. Rowling Has a New Story About Dolores Umbridge

Harry Potter author goes into depth about Umbridge's time at the Ministry of Magic, her thoroughly unpleasant appointment at Hogwarts and her eventual trial and conviction upon Voldemort's defeat.

Choose Your Dystopia

A spate of recent novels by prominent writers paint a bleak vision of tomorrow – and today

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch Neither Sings Nor Flies

At almost 800 pages, The Goldfinch is Donna Tartt's longest book yet and almost certainly her least mature one, showing a regression from The Secret History in almost every way in which a novel can be judged.

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