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Wombles writer and Bicester author Philip Bowne wins Spotlight First Novel Prize and makes...

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"I was in the cellar of the bar I was working in, when I found out that Cows Can't Jump had won the Spotlight First Novel Prize," Bicester's Philip Bowne...

“You have to keep going.” Clover Stroud talks grief, circus sister Nell Gifford and...

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"It's nice that people will be thinking about Nell when they read my book," Clover Stroud says, pausing before she adds wistfully: "Nell was such a diva...

“I never regretted giving up my career to have children.” Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason on motherhood,...

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Any preconceptions I had about Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason dissolved the moment we spoke. Yes, her seven children have turned into a musical dynasty and tour all over the...

“Fiction is a very powerful tool.” Famous writers Patrick Gale and David Constantine on...

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“The first time I did one of these was especially poignant because my subject was sat there in the front row, which moved me to tears.” When author...

Why Lucy Atkins’ latest novel Magpie Lane will set the cat amongst the pigeons...

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Half way through my interview with the best-selling author Lucy Atkins, at The Weston Library in Oxford, I realise I have lost her attention. While answering my...

EXCLUSIVE: Prof Suzannah Lipscomb on student life in Oxford, the Tudors, giving women a...

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Professor Suzannah Lipscomb has got so many letters after her name it's hard to get to the heart of the matter, ie her many achievements. To summarise then...

“I just miss her.” Clover Stroud on motherhood, grief, books and life after...

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Clover Stroud is surrounded by the usual organised chaos on which she thrives when we hook up. Her husband Pete is away working in the US for...

American teen star Noah Schnapp coming to Oxford for his film premiere of Michael...

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When Noah Schnapp was cast as 13 year-old French shepherd boy Jo Lalande in the new Michael Morpurgo film Waiting for Anya, the film producers already knew he...

Gulp Fiction opens in Oxford’s Covered Market. Books, baristas and beer! What’s not to...

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It's been Oliver Mason's dream to own his own bookshop for as long as he can remember, and this week Gulp Fiction opened its doors for...

Bestselling Oxford crime writer Cara Hunter on new novel The Whole Truth, the TV...

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Cara Hunter looks refreshingly elegant when we meet; dressed in white, her long blonde hair, beautiful outfit and manicured nails a far cry from the dark, crime-ridden...
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