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The Man Booker Prize 2015

Profiles of the six authors on the shortlist for the 2015 Man Booker Prize.

Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel Literature prize -

Belarusian Svetlana Alexievich wins the 2015 Nobel Prize for literature.

Roger McGough: Publishers should take a chance

Roger McGough calls on publishers to "take a chance" on poetry aimed at children, as National Poetry Day marks its 21st birthday.

Wallander writer Henning Mankell dies - BBC News

Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell, best known for novels featuring Inspector Kurt Wallander, dies aged 67.

Sales of traditional books up

They were meant to become a thing of the past – but sales of traditional books are going up - while those of downloads to e-readers are down, it was claimed yesterday.

Are these the most stunning libraries in the world

It may be easier to quickly download a book on your iPad or Kindle, but these breathtaking photographs from around the world prove nothing beats a trip to a library.

Do children still need to read the classics

As Nicky Morgan calls for more children to read the classics of English literature, we look at whether such books are still a rite of passage.

Novelist Jackie Collins dies aged 77

The novelist Jackie Collins has died of breast cancer in Los Angeles at the age of 77, her family says.

Just two Brits in running for UK

Tom McCarthy made the final six with Satin Island as did Derby born novelist Sunjeev Sahota (pictured) for The Year Of The Runaways. The four other finalists hail from the US, Jamaica and Nigeria.

Cripes! Did someone give him a fig-paste sandwich?

Like Miss Marple, in both appearance and personality Dame Agatha Christie (1890–1976) was a sweet old lady. It would have been wise not to underestimate her, as she had psychopathic skills.

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