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Costa Winner

Victorian murder mystery The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge is named Costa Book of the Year - only the second children

Poet Sarah Howe wins TS Eliot prize - BBC News

Sarah Howe wins the prestigious TS Eliot prize for poetry for Loop of Jade, the first debut collection to scoop the award.

How could I read more books? - BBC News

Agatha Christie read 200 books every year. Could you manage a similar feat?

A Point of View: Is there still any point

A lifetime of collecting books has left the writer Howard Jacobson with back injuries, a lack of living space and a sense of sheer pointlessness

Have YOU read the best books of 2015?

Goodreads Choice Awards asked readers to vote for the best books of 2015, and more than three million had their say. Here, FEMAIL rounds up the 20 category winners plus reader review comments.

Swearing, drinking and gay romance

A Song for Ella Grey (pictured) - by Tyne and Weir author David Almond, has just been awarded The Guardian children

Fox fable beats bestsellers to win Waterstones

A fable about friendship and loss by a debut author beats bestselling novels The Girl on the Train and Go Set a Watchman to be named Waterstones Book of the Year.

'Gripping' autism book wins Samuel Johnson prize -

American writer Steve Silberman wins the £20,000 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for his book about the history of autism.

Marlon James

The novel, the third by Jamaican author Marlon James, pictured with the Duchess of Cornwall, is inspired by the assassination attempt of Bob Marley in 1976.

Literary characters whose names we struggle to sa

Don Quixote, from the novel of the same name by Miguel de Cervantes, topped a poll of literary characters whose names we struggle to say correctly.

 
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