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Flights wins 2018 Man Booker International Prize

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Flights by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Jennifer Croft and published by Fitzcarraldo Editions, was announced as the winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2018 on Tuesday 22 May. Read more »

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Win an exclusive movie screening for you and your friends

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Laugh-out-loud romantic comedy Book Club is released on 1 June and, thanks to Paramount Pictures, we have a very special competition just for our reading group community. Read on below to find out how you could win a private post-release screening of the film for you and twenty friends in a local cinema. Read more »

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National Reading Group Day 2018

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National Reading Group Day, which we run in partnership with the Booksellers Association, is a celebration of reading groups throughout the country and the positive effect these groups have on their members. It marks the start of Independent Booksellers Week. This year, National Reading Group Day will take place on 16 June, and to celebrate we want you to tell us about the books you have read that caused an emotional reaction – the books that made you laugh or cry (or maybe both). We... Read more »

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To Be a Machine wins the Wellcome Book Prize 2018

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Irish author Mark O’Connell won the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize for his extraordinary debut ‘To Be a Machine: Adventures among cyborgs, utopians, hackers and the futurists solving the modest problem of death’. It is the first full-length exploration of transhumanism, a movement that seeks to cheat mortality and use technology for human evolution. Read more »

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Meet the Man Booker International Prize reading groups for 2018

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Meet the 2018 Man Booker International Prize reading groups. These six groups will be shadowing the shortlist process by each reading one of the shortlisted titles. You can follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as they discuss their books and chat with each other over the coming weeks leading up to the prize announcement on Tuesday 22 May. Read more »