Independent Voice

Spy stories and Somerset Maugham


    A peek at what's coming up in the Independent this week.


      A quick recap of the books we’ve spotlighted in the past few days. (Fourth of July edition!)

        Book Review

        The Gracekeepers

        By Kirsty Logan

        This debut novel creates a dazzling (if damp) future with ethereal inhabitants.


        We here at the Independent love every piece we run. There are no winners or losers. Having said that, here are June’s winners.

        Book Review

        Food today might look better, but that doesn't mean it is better.

        Book News

        The Independent is now officially a paying market.

        Book Review

        Up the Hill to Home

        By Jennifer Bort Yacovissi

        A fictionalized look at a real-life multigenerational family in Washington, DC.

        Beyond The Book

        Readers offer their input on the much-loved genre.

        Author Q&A

        In her new book, the journalist chronicles how famous scribes do what they do (or did what they did).

        Book Review

        How we lost our middle class and why we need it back.