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The Mystery of Edwin Drood solved: Dickens

The Mystery of Edwin Drood was written and published in instalments, and when Dickens died in 1870 he had not yet completed the ending.

Twilight and Hunger Games sparks surge in children

The annual study found 41.1 per cent of children pick up a book in their spare time now, up from 32.2 per cent last year and 28.4 per cent the year before.

Hungarian Laszlo Krasznahorkai wins Man Booker

"Visionary" Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai is announced as the winner of the sixth Man Booker International Prize.

McCall Smith wins Wodehouse comedy fiction prize -

Alexander McCall Smith wins the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for his comic novel Fatty O

Author Ruth Rendell dies aged 85 - BBC News

Best-selling crime writer Ruth Rendell has died aged 85, her publisher says.

The WW1 poet kids are taught to dislike

Jessie Pope was one of the most widely read poets during WW1 but her jingoistic sentiments now jar.

Telegraph critic Gaby Wood to run Man Booker Prize

The Daily Telegraph's head of books Gaby Wood has been chosen to oversee the Man Booker Prize.

James Patterson increases donations to UK bookshop

US crime writer James Patterson increases his donation to independent UK bookshops by £250,000.

Women's Fiction Prize

A debut novel about a female bee is one of six titles to be shortlisted for the £30,000 Baileys Women

Sir Terry Pratchett

Sir Terry's final novel, The Shepherd's Crown, to be released in September

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