Competition: Create the 11th ‘World’s Worst Child’

The World’s Worst Children, a collection of wickedly funny and mischievous tales by David Walliams, is out now! But can you create the 11th ‘World’s Worst Child?’ The winner will have their creation illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross.

Claire Lowdon reads from ‘Left of the Bang’

Claire Lowdon reads from her sensational debut, Left of the Bang, which William Boyd called ‘A remarkably compelling and shrewd look at the way we live now.’ Daringly, radically honest and very, very funny, this is the best novel yet about the ‘lost generation’ of young Londoners today.

Competition: Win 10 stylish new Collins Classics books!

To celebrate the publication of our beautiful new range of Collins Classics paperback editions, we are giving you the chance to win a set of 10! Perfect for avid readers and students, our stylish, highly collectible new range of Collins Classics feature striking, newly designed covers. To be in with a chance of winning 10 beautiful books, just sign up to our e-newsletter by 5pm (BST) on Tuesday 24th May.

Did you know? 12 amazing facts about Dr. Seuss…

You may know that Dr. Seuss is the world’s best-selling children’s author, having sold over 650 million books worldwide, but did you also know about these weird and wonderful facts…? In all Dr. Seuss wrote more than 40 children’s books during a career that spanned over 50 years, picking up numerous awards along the way.

Who is Solomon Creed? (Part 4: Outlining) – Simon Toyne on writing

Solomon Creed is the first in a new series of epic thrillers that span the world, focusing on the enigmatic title character. But who is Solomon Creed and where did he come from? In his new column Simon Toyne discusses the genesis of his new series, focusing on ideas, characters, research and writing.

Philip Hensher reads from ‘Tales of Persuasion’

Booker Prize-shortlisted author Philip Hensher reads the story ‘My Dog Ian’ from his new book Tales of Persuasion, described as by the Financial Times as ‘ten elegant stories that radiate with fine human feeling…’