Modern theatre audiences are less able to understand classical plays than previous generations because of a declining knowledge of literature and history, Nicholas Hytner, director of the National Theatre, believes.Link broken or innaccurate? Please report here
Thousands of literary texts are now available online, all submitted by volunteers. Is this the most enlightened initiative since English studies was invented? John Sutherland reports.
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Will this week's GCSE results reflect students' hard work – or, as
critics claim, efforts by teachers to find the 'easiest' exam boards?
Warwick Mansell investigates - with a little help from NATE's Ian McNeilly.Link broken or innaccurate? Please report here
At the Edinburgh international book festival this weekend, Ewan Morrison
set out his bleak vision of a publishing industry in terminal decline.
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More schools have appealed this year against the results of the national tests taken by 11-year-olds in England.... Most appeals were made against the marking of English papers - and this is also the area where numbers rose the most. Link broken or innaccurate? Please report here
Antony Horowitz's new short story,The Double Eagle Has Landed is at the heart of a record-breaking reading attempt. [You can read the story yourself on the Guardian site] Link broken or innaccurate? Please report here
Ian McEwan, JK Rowling and Khaled Hosseini have won the top prizes at the Galaxy British Book awards, which left both Nobel laureate Doris Lessing and glamour model Katie "Jordan" Price disappointed.Link broken or innaccurate? Please report here
Harry Potter has taken his place alongside such greats of English literature as Shakespeare's Hamlet and Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and is required reading for A-level English students.Link broken or innaccurate? Please report here
Owners of Amazon's Kindle electronic book reader have received a nasty surprise, after discovering that copies of books by George Orwell had been deleted from their gadgets without their knowledge.Link broken or innaccurate? Please report here