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Julian Barnes

The Man Booker...

It appears that America’s premier literary awards, the National Book Awards, are taking a leaf

Julian Barnes is rubbish,...

Julian Barnes, Man Booker Prize winner in 2011, recently recalled the agonies surrounding the

And on lead vocals . . .

It is the year of the women at the Man Booker. When Helena Kennedy recently took over from

The Man Booker...

Mindful of the fact that their shortlist announcement is a little over a fortnight away (15th

Ireland's suspicious...

Ireland has the reputation of being, per capita, one of the most literary nations on Earth. The

How to be Both wins one

A good week for Ali Smith, one of this year's pipped-at-the-post Man Booker Prize shortlistees.

Man Booker Weekly Round Up:...

Thomas Keneally, Man Booker winner in 1982 with Schindler’s Ark, has been pondering in this

Weekly Roundup: Quoting out...

Hilary Mantel, in case you have been living on a different planet, has gone from heroine to

Weekly Roundup: The...

In an interview in the Independent Ali Smith (twice Man Booker shortlisted) gave a nicely no

Susan Hill awarded CBE in...

Susan Hill
Congratulations to Susan Hill, who has been awarded a CBE for services to literature in the