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Eleanor Catton's gold rush dazzles Booker prize judges

Eleanor Catton has become the youngest winner of the Man Booker Prize with her “astonishing” novel The Luminaries, chalking up a second landmark as the longest book to scoop the award.

Man Booker Prize: Jim Crace and Eleanor Catton favourites ahead of tonight's ceremony

Jim Crace is the favourite for tonight's Man Booker Prize for his last novel, Harvest .

Man Booker Prize: Jim Crace and Eleanor Catton favourites ahead of tonight's ceremony

Jim Crace is the favourite for tonight's Man Booker Prize for his last novel, Harvest .

Man Booker Prize confirms inclusion of American authors

As of 2014, any author who writes in English and is published in the UK will be eligible to win the Man Booker Prize, it was announced today.

Flipside Festival UK

For one glorious weekend in October, Snape Maltings will pulsate with Brazilian sounds, sights, tastes and ideas as FlipSide presents leading writers and musicians from Brazil in a carnival of the arts. Ten years ago, in August 2003, a remote fishing

FlipSide literary festival: Brazil's turning over a new leaf... in Suffolk

Brazil’s biggest literary jamboree, Flip – Festa Literária Internacional de Paraty, or Paraty International Literary Festival – has drawn thousands of visitors to the small, absurdly picturesque historic seaside town of Paraty every summer for the

Man Booker 2013: Why this is the best shortlist in a decade

For some, the shortlist for this year's Man Booker prize will prove a disappointment.

Man Booker 2013: Why this is the best shortlist in a decade

For some, the shortlist for this year's Man Booker prize will prove a disappointment.

Adrian Turpin: Book festivals? More like a circus

Who’d be a writer? Gone are the days when it was enough to sit in a garret chain-smoking their way through the magnum opus.

Wigtown Book Festival

Wigtown is a traditional market town, set in the beautiful countryside of Dumfries & Galloway, south-west Scotland. It is also Scotland's National Book Town, a designation that reflects its dozen or so secondhand bookshops and annual literary festival.