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Burnside wins TS Eliot prize

The Scottish poet triumphed over a very strong shortlist with his 11th collection, Black Cat Bone Judges described the collection as ‘outstanding’ and ‘hauntingly beautiful.’ There was controversy over this year’s TS Eliot Prize when two of the shortlisted poets, … Continue reading

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Nominees for Bad Sex Awards announced by Literary Review

The annual most-dreaded writing prize is awarded to the author who has penned the most toe-curling passage of purple prose in the last year Books nominated this year include: IQ84, Haruki Murakami; On Canaan’s Side, Sebastian Barry; The Final Testament … Continue reading

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Mantal’s novel to become a TV mini series

Hilary Mantel’s Booker-winning novel about Thomas Cromwell is being developed into a TV four-parter! The adaptation is being developed by UK independent Company Pictures, who produced Skins and Shameless, and US company Playground. If commissioned, it will be shown on … Continue reading

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Julian Barnes supports Freedom from Torture charity

Booker winner Julian Barnes is taking part in a public event on 8 December to raise funds for a charity that helps to rebuild the lives of torture sufferers in the UK. He will be in conversation with Hermoine Lee … Continue reading

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Alan Hollinghurst named as ‘author of the year’

Alan Hollinghurst, controversially left off the Booker shortlist, wins Book of the Year prize at Galaxy Awards Hollinghurst’s novel The Stranger’s Child saw off competition from Booker winner Julian Barnes’ The Sense of an Ending and Carol Ann Duffy’s new … Continue reading

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3D ebook arrives just in time for Christmas

A Dream of Christmas, the tale of a child who dreams of visiting Santa’s grotto, includes a six-and-a-half-minute 3D film to complement the story. It has been released by digital publishers Andrews UK. ‘With our new 3D eBook we hope … Continue reading

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People’s Novelist Finalists

Alan Titchmarsh’s show has spent all week working through the book entries for the People’s Novelist Award. Finalists include: – Bryan Palmer – David Roy – Lara Higgins – David Fordham Winning writers to be announced next week – watch … Continue reading

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2011 Galaxy Book Awards winners to be announced shortly

Winners in each of the eleven shortlisted categories will be revealed at a ceremony at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge on 4 November The categories are: Galaxy book of the year; audible.co.uk Audiobook of the year ; Popular Fiction … Continue reading

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New Children’s Writer Prizes

Waterstone’s children’s book prize for new and recently published authors has added two new categories. There are now categories for teen fiction and picture books, as well as books for 5-12 years olds. The winner of each category will be … Continue reading

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Fancy another language this weekend?!

As part of Sheffield’s Off the Shelf literature festival, Sue Shaw is holding Another Language?, a writing workshop about taking inspiration from contemporary art in collaboration with the Site Gallery The Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition will act as the starting … Continue reading

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