From the magazine
Lesley Manville: ‘A working-class upbringing is political in itself, isn’t it?’
It took several decades before Hollywood took notice of her versatile talents, but Lesley Manville has always had exactly the career she wanted
John Vercher: We now know contact sports are dangerous – so is it ethical to watch them?
In his latest novel about a MMA fighter, John Vercher explores the reality – and the morality – of the devastating effects of repeated trauma on an athlete’s brain
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 new and upcoming releases that you need to add to your reading pile this season