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Radio 2 Book Club: The Second Child


The Second Child by Caroline Bond will be featured on the Radio 2 Book Club on Tuesday 3 April. Why do you love your child? Is it because they’re funny, kind or creative? Or is it simply because they’re yours? Sarah and Phil love both their children. The couple have the same hopes and aspirations as any parent. But their expectations are shattered when they discover that their beloved Lauren has been born with a tiny genetic glitch that will shape her future, and theirs,... Read more »

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Discover the Wellcome Book Prize shortlist 2018


The shortlist for the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize was announced today, Tuesday 20 March. The prize celebrates exceptional works of fiction and non-fiction that engage with the topics of health and medicine and the many ways they touch our lives. These books offer such a breadth of topic and style that they are perfect for reading groups – why not visit your local library and see which titles they have in stock? The chosen books are there to encourage you to challenge, question, and engage with... Read more »

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What’s the Oddest Thing You’ve Ever Found in a Library Book Results


Novelist and short story writer, Claire Fuller, shares the results of the competition to find the strangest thing found in a library book. You won’t believe the things that have been discovered… Read more »

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Announcing the Man Booker International Prize longlist 2018


The Man Booker International Prize has today, Monday 12 March, revealed the ‘Man Booker Dozen’ of 13 novels in contention for the 2018 prize, which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world. The prize is awarded every year for a single book, which is translated into English and published in the UK. Both novels and short-story collections are eligible. The work of translators is equally rewarded, with the £50,000 prize divided between the author and the translator... Read more »

08 Mar 2018 Medium judges and books 2018

Announcing the Women's Prize for Fiction longlist for 2018


The Women’s Prize for Fiction today (Thursday 8 March) announced their 2018 longlist. The Prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women in English from throughout the world. The announcement coincides with International Women’s Day 2018. Read more »