Interview with Rowland Manthorpe and Kirstin Smith
The authors of the hilarious debut novel, Confidence, talk about writing as a team and the pleasures and perils of university learning.

Spotlight on Publishers: NYRB
We love NYRB classics here at Shiny and couldn’t be more thrilled to discuss life at the publishing house with Editorial Director, Edwin Frank.

A Novel Calling: Books That Were Written Just For Me
Shiny regular reviewer, Danielle, tells us about the authors that have made the biggest impact on her life, including E. M. Forster and Clare Chambers.

Ali Hope describes the genesis of her year-long community blog project to read the works of Virginia Woolf.

Secret Lives: Real Women in Fiction
Ann Kennedy Smith analyses two recent historical novels that have drawn their impressive heroines from real life.

Of Food and Film at TIFF16
Our film critic, Diana Cheng, meditates on the importance of food in two new films premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.

Reading for Food and Drink
The lovely Hayley Anderton makes our mouths water with a collection of non-fiction works to have you feasting.


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