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  1. 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

  2. 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 quite withdrawn but she was extraordinarily interested in people.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

  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 - 20.07.18

  4. Weekly Roundup: What does Hilary Mantel have in common with Beyoncé?

    ... Time magazine as one of the world's 100 most influential people. She is one of only two writers (the other being the short story ...

    Leah - 29.10.18

  5. The 2013 longlist is announced later today!

    ... the ranks of Time Magazine ’s 100 most influential people. Hilary Mantel was also in the spotlight once more earlier ...

    Leah - 17.12.18

  6. 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

  7. Weekly Roundup: A new look judging panel, high places for The Lowland and more votes for Catton

    ... has a sort of double vision of America as I do, as many people do, many people who have been both brought up and bred within America but also have a ...

    Leah - 17.05.18

  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. 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

  10. Weekly Roundup: The Sisters Brothers gets a soundtrack

    ... should have won it.” The blog is looking for people to join the challenge so let us know if you take part by tweeting us @ ...

    SimonSingleton - 02.11.18