Shadow the Man Booker Prize 2017

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The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is recognised as the leading prize for high quality literary fiction written in English.

We have a great opportunity for six of our reading groups to shadow this year’s Man Booker Prize. If successful, your group will receive a set (10 copies) of one of the shortlisted titles in return for your reviews and feedback, as well as joining in the conversation about the prize online.

To apply, please log in and fill in your details below by Friday 1 September.

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Discover the 2017 Man Booker Dozen. There is a fantastic breadth of talent across the chosen books, including a former winner, several shortlisted authors, and three debut novelists, and every book is packed with fascinating and challenging content.


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Summer 2018 Booklist

Now that summer has arrived, we’re all looking for that perfect book to take to the beach. The Reading Agency staff have put together our ultimate summer booklist recommendations, with new and older books that we think everyone should take on their holidays. When your children go to the library to get their books for the Summer Reading Challenge, how about picking up one of these suggestions? What’s your summer book recommendation? Join in the conversation online with #summerread To download...

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Meet the Newcastle City Library Poetry Group

National Poetry Day is coming up on 4 October and we’re getting ready by highlighting a few reading groups that focus on reading poetry.

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