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The Big Issue

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Past articles by Jane:

Spring reads: Best of this season's book releases

This spring, these are the eight best books you need to read, selected and reviewed by The Big Issue's books editor. → Read More

Peter Dinklage, Kenneth Branagh, Sharon Horgan: The best of Letter To My Younger Self 2022

Every week in Letter to My Younger Self, famous figures reveal the lessons they've learned in their lives. It's always a must-read. → Read More

Why Faith, Hope and Carnage is The Big Issue Book of the Year 2022

Faith, Hope and Carnage is an epiphany. This series of rabbit-hole interviews with Nick Cave brings new depth to the art of the interview. → Read More

Best books of 2022: The indie releases you may have missed

Independent publishers often don’t get the critical attention they deserve. These are best books of 2022 that you may otherwise have missed. → Read More

The best children's books of 2022

It's been a bumper year for great literature for young minds. This is our pick of the best children’s books of 2022 → Read More

Wilko Johnson: 'I believed I was going to die – then started to feel alive'

In this interview from the Big Issue Archives, Dr Feelgood's Wilko Johnson on an incredible year of living with cancer, his teenage diaries - and the last kiss he gave his wife → Read More

Pattie Boyd: 'I was with The Beatles and everything was fabulous'

Model and photographer Pattie Boyd on growing up with George Harrison and her experiences at the heart of Sixties London. → Read More

Bez: ‘I’m balancing on a blade’s edge but it doesn’t worry me’

Bez was in jail and homeless before, aged 20, he was invited to dance onstage with Happy Mondays. He looks back upon his remarkable life. → Read More

Paul Heaton: 'If you told me I was going to become famous I'd have said: pull the other leg'

The hits Paul Heaton has had with The Housemartins and The Beautiful South might never have happened if he hadn't got lost in France → Read More

Must read books this autumn: An essential list to brighten the short, dark days ahead

Big Issue books editor Jane Graham's definitive list of the must read books you need to add to your reading pile this season → Read More

From the archives: Salman Rushdie's letter to his younger self

From the archives, our interview with the acclaimed author Salman Rushdie. → Read More

Anita Rani: ‘Asian women aren’t allowed to fail. We have to excel at everything’

Growing up in Bradford, presenter and author Anita Rani rebelled against taking the path that was expected for Asian women → Read More

Simon Pegg: 'Sometimes I catch myself, oh my god, I’m on the bridge of the Enterprise. How did I get here?'

Simon Pegg may have reached the final frontier, but the birth of his daughter proved to be an experience beyond the realms of science fiction → Read More

Denise Mina: 'Writing is a compulsion. It’s not really something you choose to do'

The Scottish author talks first love, bad hair, and how true happiness is giving a kid a 99 for the first time → Read More

Louis Theroux on childhood worries: 'I wondered if I would ever get any proper tackle'

In his letter to his younger self, Louis Theroux reveals his only regret, as well as reflecting on his most famous interview. → Read More

To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara review: An evocative novel about echoes, cycles, and regrets

To Paradise is the highly anticipated bold and provocative new novel by Hanya Yanagihari, of cult novel A Little Life fame → Read More

Louis Theroux: 'If I could see Jimmy Savile again I'd take one of his victims to confront him'

Documentary maker Louis Theroux admitted there was nothing he could have said to Jimmy Savile which would have made him be honest → Read More

Sally Dynevor: 'It's about time people got to know who I am'

They’ve both survived cancer and raised families, but this Corrie veteran is nothing like her namesake character → Read More

The best indie books of the year 2021

Here's The Big Issue's pick of the best books from independent publishers this year, chosen by books editor Jane Graham. → Read More

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders: The Big Issue Book of the Year 2021

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders has changed the way I read forever, writes Big Issue books editor Jane Graham → Read More