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  • May’s best new books

    A stunning debut novel, a futuristic thriller and a marvellous memoir are among Muddy books editor Kerry Potter's marvellous May picks.

  • April’s best new books

    Quick, spring-clean your bedside table or Kindle to make room for Muddy books editor's Kerry Potter's awesome April picks.

  • March’s best new reads

    A magnificent seven best new books to get stuck into this month

  • 2019 unmissable culture planner

    Netflix to autobiographies to sculpture to the big screen - read Muddy culture vulture Kerry Potter's picks for the year ahead

  • Muddy’s best books of 2018

    Attention bookworms! Put this little lot on your Christmas list and you can thank us later. We've chosen our top 10 tomes of 2018. Has your favourite made the cut?

  • Writing, Wine & Wild Swimming

    Muddy scribbles a sentence or two at Tŷ Newydd, Wales' national centre for literature.

  • Muddy’s fave reads of the summer

    Still got your holiday to take? You lucky devil. Well, home or away, get stuck into one of these reads that the team at Muddy HQ enjoyed on their sunloungers this summer.   The Vanity Fair Diaries by Tina Brown (chosen by editor-in-chief, Hero Brown) I thought I had the best time being a journalist in the ’90s, […]

  • Small Wonder Festival

    I love a good short story and the form is enjoying something of a resurgence. Charleston is ahead of the curve with its annual Small Wonder festival, an atmospheric occasion that bring together author talks, workshops and performance in a huge marquee. Last year I saw a fascinating talk about the Russian underworld with a […]

  • New books for May

    Need a new book? You're in the right place. Muddy's pro bookworm Kerry Potter has a bumper selection of May's rave reads

  • Real-life Reads

    Muddy's pro-bookworm Kerry Potter is all about real-life stories this month. Well, the truth is often stranger than fiction, after all.

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