FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival

Interview with Claire Tomalin, Frankenstein at 200 and festival highlights

The easier road or the safer one? Rania Abouzeid tells the story of a family’s flight across the border

The biographer on personal tragedy, literary success — and tackling the subject of her own life

Mary Shelley’s novel is far more than just a warning about the dangers of science

Those hoping to clean up the Ganges can draw lessons from the Thames

The festival, now in its 22nd year, features over 200 events in venues around the city centre

As the novelist returns to her hometown, nothing is quite as she remembers

‘I imagine that modern literary festivals aren’t that different from the gatherings in the House of Wisdom’