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  1. Dame Stella Rimington’s speech From the Man Booker Prize 2011

    ... banning of books - a new Index- instead of awarding a prize. People are still free to write their novels how they please, and publishers to ... response - the personal response of 5 very different people to the books they have in front of them. The Man Booker prize ...

    SimonSingleton - 25.07.16

  2. Around the world with László Krasznahorkai

    ... If the award to Krasznahorkai means that many people will start reading his books now, no such luck for fans of the 2000 Man ...

    Natalie - 19.10.17

  3. 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 - 29.06.17

  4. And on lead vocals . . .

    ... unforgettably played by Mark Rylance, ‘became one of the people of the year, 475 years after he died’. Wollaston went on to say that ... in leather edition also available for a mere £175. Normal people, however, can pick up Barnes's ‘story about the collision of Art and ...

    Leah - 17.08.17

  5. Weekly Roundup: A closer look at the 2013 longlist

    ... Heart which contains the viewpoints of 21 different people living in a rural village in south-west Ireland. Using this measure, ...

    Leah - 27.09.17

  6. Rick Gekoski: 'In Praise Of Philip Roth'

    ... understood, says: "...one never knows what other people are fucking talking about... We were supposed to speak the same language ... adults and children, men and women, English and Americans, people of different faiths, backgrounds, or classes. "Oh man, you don't know ...

    SimonSingleton - 25.07.16

  7. Who to put your shirt on

    ... $100,000 Giller Prize. It transpires – and not a lot of people know this – that the long-term Brit Cusk is in fact Canadian. We'll ...

    Leah - 07.09.17

  8. What makes a perfect prize?

    ... discriminating judgement, we would 1) compose the juries of people with some claim to be good at that activity, 2) ask them to publish an ... he would see that they are indeed largely composed of people with some claim to literary expertise. If he asked jurors they would ...

    Leah - 30.03.17

  9. Man Booker Prize 2011 longlist: Yvvette Edwards interview

    ... things that trouble me, or actions I don't understand. Why people are motivated to act in particular ways is a kind of nerdy obsession I ... MBP: Are any of your characters based on people you know? YE: No, but the character who bears the strongest ...

    SimonSingleton - 07.02.17

  10. Elaine Showalter discusses the work of Chinua Achebe at the Man Booker International prize in Fiction, June 28, 2007

    ... freedom of expression by which the personal lives of the people of Africa have been shaped.” He has also been a fierce and courageous ... developments in the world. His fourth novel, A Man of the People (1966), so accurately predicted a military coup in Nigeria that he was ...

    Leah - 25.07.16