In Under the Skin, Jonathan Glazer's film about an extraterrestrial driving around Scotland in search of male prey, nothing is certain, except, says Leo Robson, Scarlett Johansson's uncanny ability to act like an alien
As US writer George Saunders wins first Folio fiction prize, the message to young UK talent waiting in the wings is don't despair
Hodgkinson's second novel traces the eventful lives of two sisters from before the first world war to the 1960s
There's darkness and a sprinkling of magic in May-Lan Tan's 11 strange, flinty, cigarette-stained narratives, writes James Smart
Alison Flood: The Nigerian author's acclaimed new novel Americanah beats Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch, while Sheri Fink's book about the days following Hurricane Katrina takes the non-fiction prize
John Self is charmed by Jenny Offill's fragmentary novel about marriage and parenthood
The winner of the Folio prize reveals how some casual doodles helped him find his sweetly surreal style
Alison Flood: The World Science Fiction Convention is revisiting 1938's novels for retrospective awards. How would you judge them?
Moral sight is failing in Craig Davidson's novel, as wrestling, boxing and dog fights are the entertainment of choice in a dead-end town overlooking the Niagara Falls. By M John Harrison
Bookworms like Roald Dahl’s Matilda are common enough in novels. But what’s Sartre doing in TV’s Skins, and who quotes The Great Gatsby in The Wire?
Controversial writer and journalist known for Fatal Vision and The Selling of the President
Nell Frizzell: Novelist Eleanor Catton and her editor Max Porter's alliance shows how much more than wielding a blade goes into this relationship
Pushpinder Khaneka: Our literary tour of Peru embraces Manuel Odría's dictactorship, murder in Ayacucho, and the legacy of Pizarro's conquistadors
Jerome K Jerome's accidental classic about messing about on the Thames remains a comic gem more than a century after publication, writes Robert McCrum