Russian film director Andrei Konchalovsky is involved in project to adapt Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment next year
Emerging talents on its 5 Under 35 list write about life in the US Marines, the immigrant experience, poetic Mexicans, prison confessions and New Mexico stories
Bolivia’s Mennonites have forsaken the modern world, but Jordi Ruiz Cirera’s new book of striking portraits captures the beauty of their austere lives, writes Sean O’Hagan
Chris Power: A writer who captured the violence, bigotry and wild humour of the American deep south in line after unpredictable line
Eimear McBride’s award-winning novel transitions perfectly to the stage in Corn Exchange’s startling and upsetting Dublin theatre festival show about the impact of sexual abuse, writes Helen Meany
Historian Andrew Roberts claims to have found first direct connection between Lord Castlereagh and 1804 conspiracy to assassinate French leader, writes Dalya Alberge
Chilly woman at heart of David Fincher drama is a new kind of screen heroine, says film's star Rosamund Pike. Xan Brooks reports from the film's world premiere
Le Petit Futé co-founder says French answer to Lonely Planet will combine best of traditional travel guide, TripAdvisor, Airbnb and Google
Free-speech organisations find US government is ‘failing to protect the rights of its most vulnerable citizens’ as popular books – including Shakespeare – are banned from institutions
In a move condemned by free speech advocates, the islands’ government moves to curb literature and poetry’s ‘adverse effects on society’, reports Alison Flood
A Portuguese writer named João Magueijo, that’s who. He has lived in the UK for 25 years and says it’s a joke – but a fair joke. But, asks Archie Bland, is it?
The graphic memoirist's art is beautiful, exact yet somehow familiar, writes Elizabeth McCracken
Author tells of day she spotted unguarded prime minister, who she describes as anti-feminist, 'psychological transvestite'
‘You can’t take away someone’s ability to choose what they want to read,’ says Smith, as forces of free speech mobilise for 2014 event focusing on graphic novels and comics
Ben Child: Life of Pi director to adapt Ben Fountain’s award-winning novel, hailed as a ‘Catch 22 for the Iraq war’