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Get your reading group involved with the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry 2014

26 October 2014 / News / Poetry Champions / 0 comments

The shortlist for the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry 2014 has just been announced! Shortlist Fiona Benson Bright Travellers (Jonathan Cape) John Burnside All One Breath (Jonathan Cape) Louise Gl├╝ck Faithful and Virtuous Night (Carcanet) David Harsent Fire Songs (Faber) Michael Longley The Stairwell (Jonathan Cape) Ruth Padel Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth (Chatto & Windus) Pascale Petit fauverie (Seren) Kevin Powers Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting (Sceptre) Arundhathi Subramaniam When God is a Traveller (Bloodaxe) Hugo Williams I Knew the Bride (Faber) The judges of this year's Prize are Helen Dunmore, Fiona Sampson and Sean Borodale. To mark the 50th anniversary of T S… more

Read Along with the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

28 October 2014 / News / 0 comments

Twelve reading groups have signed up to shadow the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. with The Reading Agency. For the first time, reading group feedback will form part of the judging process of the prize. The Royal Society has provided us with the first chapter of the six shortlisted titles, so that you can read along with… more

Meet our Dylan Thomas reading groups

27 October 2014 / Dylan Thomas Centenary / 0 comments

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dylan Thomas, one of the major poets of the 20th century. To mark the centenary, we teamed up with Orion, who are reissuing his complete collection, to offer eight reading groups the opportunity to take part in the celebrations by reading a selection of Thomas's works and sharing their… more

Recommended reading for Halloween

24 October 2014 / Reading lists / Tips / 1 comment

The nights are drawing in and it's getting colder, so we've brought together the books that have spooked us the most to keep you company this autumn. Our list includes books for children, young people and adults. Let us know what you think of our selection and which books you would recommend by leaving a comment below. Coraline by Neil… more