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  1. Weekly Roundup: Canuck writers make the headlines and Man Booker novelists run to the sun

    ... million entries, we found four or five really good ones, but people just don't take the same damn risks! Maybe they want to please the ...

    Leah - 29.03.19

  2. Longlistee leaves it late

    ... a book coming out, it’s not unhelpful to have a million people to talk to, and the million people have been self-selecting in that they are interested in what you have to ...

    Leah - 08.02.19

  3. 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 - 27.11.18

  4. Weekly Roundup: The bestselling books of 2013 so far and more literary prizes

    ... “The decline of Russian literature is only spoken about by people who do not read, or read sporadically.” Plus ça change – it is ...

    Leah - 08.03.19

  5. Ismail Kadare's contentment

    ... . ‘The press has spoken about it so much that many people think that I’ve already won it,’ he said. ‘I am already part of ...

    Leah - 08.02.19

  6. An interview with Kazuo Ishiguro

    ... around the prize has changed a lot over that time. People tend to behave better these days, especially at the prize-giving dinner. ... was open bitching between rival authors and publishers, people pulled disgusted faces at the announcement, and unsuccessful authors ...

    Julia - 04.07.18

  7. 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 - 15.10.18

  8. Weekly Roundup: Whaletown, Zimbabwe and India

    ... understand anything, I felt like the country had changed the people and culture and I just felt like an outsider in my home. So I would be having conversations and I'd just tune out, and yet people didn't realise what was happening, that I was home but I was also ...

    Leah - 08.09.18

  9. Longlist author insights - What has it been like to be longlisted?

    ... I long to discuss golf again. I love golf! I live for golf! People avoid me at bus stops. Ned Beauman : The effect on my sales ... and it's very strange to think of such a wide audience of people reading (and perhaps enjoying) what I had always thought of as such a ...

    Natalie - 18.07.18

  10. Man Booker Prize 2011 longlist: Jane Rogers interview

    ... Once I started to think about the way young people might respond to a biological disaster, it seemed to me to chime in very much with the way many people feel about the world now, that is to say, that a wholesale rejection of ...

    SimonSingleton - 21.02.17