A Tale for the Time Being

... suspects it might have arrived on a drift of debris from the 2011 tsunami. With every turn of the page, she is sucked deeper into an ... More »

Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2013 announced

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Weekly Roundup: Favourite opening lines, betting odds and supermodel books

In response to Atlantic magazine asking celebrated American authors for their favourite opening lines in literature, the Observer asked this year’s Man Booker longlistees the same question. The replies, as you might expect from what... More »

Weekly Roundup: Retirement, an exhibition and your summer reading list

First Philip Roth (Man Booker International winner 2011) announced his retirement from the writing game and now Alice Munro ... More »

Man Booker Prizes 2011 Podcasts

Listen to our 2011 podcasts below. These are also available to download from iTunes ... Kelman Patrick deWitt Man Booker Prizes 2011 Podcasts The Man Booker Prize 2011 ... More »

Weekly Roundup: Man Booker authors' holiday reading recommendations

A group (or should that be a folio? a scriptorium? a Quink?) of Man Booker writers have revealed the identity of their holiday reading to The Observer .  More »

The Man Booker International Prize 2013

... winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book Award 2011 and shortlisted for the Orange Prize and Warwick Prize. The Devil that ... More »

2013 Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced

The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, of the 2013 Man Booker Prize for Fiction is announced today, Tuesday 23 July 2013. ... More »

Weekly Roundup: Memoirs for Father's Day and writers with children

Justin Haythe, who was longlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize for his only novel so far – The Honeymoon – has swapped literature for life in the saddle. ... More »

Weekly Roundup: William Boyd has his say on literary prizes

In a salutary piece on the book trade website BookBrunch , Ed Handyside, the publishing director of Myrmidon Books, gave an insight into the effect a Man Booker nominated title can have on the well-being of a publishing house. ... More »