Apocalyptic fiction helps us deal with the anxiety of the coronavirus pandemic

If reading a book about a pandemic appeals to you, go for it

Katy Shaw on New Writing North

Professor Katy Shaw leads research into twenty-first century writings at Northumbria University.

The complex, contradictory pleasures of pulp fiction

Pulp was the natural home of genre narrative: science fiction, crime, romance, westerns, horror and “weird” tales