Chetan Bhagat: Bollywood’s favourite author

Salman Rushdie isn't a fan, but that hasn't stopped Chetan Bhagat selling millions of novels. India's biggest author talks to Nirpal Dhaliwal about success, snobbery and the joy of broken English

Top 10 Easter scenes in literature

It can seem literature's second-string festival, lacking Christmas's glow. But writers from Shakespeare to Yates to Goethe to Tolstoy have often drawn inspiration from Easter. John Dugdale surveys 10 key scenes and works

A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie – review

The bonds between Pashtun men – in Flanders and during the struggle for Indian independence – are captured in this wartime story of a London archaeologist's travels to Peshawar, writes Helen Dunmore

Thrillers – review roundup

John O'Connell: The First Rule of Survival by Paul Mendelson, After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman, The Burden of the Desert by Justin Huggler, The Boy That Never Was by Karen Perry, Treachery by SJ Parris