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  1. Marilynne Robinson - Longlist author interview

    ... a decade with the family are they almost as real as the people you know? They do feel like people I know. And I have to be faithful to the way that I know them—they are ...

    Leah - 20.07.18

  2. Roddy Doyle takes part in prison event to launch first Man Booker Quick Read

    ... that produces short books by well-known authors for busy people and less confident readers. To mark the publication of the 2015 list - ... self-esteem versus non-readers. Reading is shown to equip people with a greater ability to cope with everyday life though, crucially, the ...

    Leah - 20.07.18

  3. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, award winning novelist and screenwriter, dies at 85

    ... quite withdrawn but she was extraordinarily interested in people. She was an accurate commentator on the world around her. She had the rare gift of observation that comes from people born into a completely different culture who have had to learn a new ...

    Leah - 20.07.18

  4. Recollections of the Man Booker Prize from the Director of the National Literacy Trust

    ... history of the Prize. "The Man Booker Prize gets people reading not only by awarding a Prize but also by stimulating debate. And ... of the 1985 Judges, tells him that Keri Hulme’s ‘Bone People’ would win the Booker Prize “over my dead body”. Well it did , ...

    Leah - 04.07.18

  5. Roddy Doyle writes his first Galaxy® Quick Read in collaboration with the Booker Prize Foundation

    ... how low levels of literacy have a negative effect on people's lives. Literacy is the key to opening doors for everyone. ... comments: ‘At Galaxy we are passionate about helping people discover the pleasure of reading.  A great book and a bar of Galaxy are ...

    Leah - 20.07.18

  6. Mistaking Mantel

    ... our future queen that were taken to be slighting (largely by people who didn't attend the lecture itself or read the transcript). The ... screenplay, has enjoyed the  experience : “You subject people to your dream for two hours in this dark space, it is an extraordinary ...

    Leah - 20.07.18

  7. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris - Shortlist author interview

    ... so fascinates you? Significance for a lot of people comes from children and hobbies. But most of us can’t spend our days ... of real life. Which requires disconnecting. Which makes people very anxious. No one wants to miss out on anything. And the Internet is ...

    Leah - 20.07.18

  8. Weekly Roundup: Reactions to the expansion announcement

    ... of the traditions of the Booker, and I can understand some people feeling a bit miffed, but the world has changed and it no longer makes ... higher, but I think this is great news for UK readers—the people out there who are actually buying the books” The changes to ...

    Leah - 20.07.18

  9. Marlon James holds do-gooders to account

    ... recognising that ‘We need to get active. We need to hold people accountable. We need to accept that what hurts one of us hurts all of ... video ever with 7 million views. One wonders whether people would be listening so intently were he not the Man Booker winner? ...

    Leah - 21.06.18

  10. Marlon James dresses the part

    ... set in Ethiopia during the Middle Ages. Many people have assumed that James must have had first-hand knowledge of ... it put readers off? He countered that one reaction ‘to people who say they don’t want to read this kind of thing is “it is very ...

    Leah - 20.07.18