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London's book benches readers' photos

Visitors to London this summer have had an extra attraction to seek out book-shaped benches scattered across the capital.

Joy of Influence: Five Journalists on the Novel that Changed Their Lives - King's College, London

After the success of last year’s festival, The Joy of Influence: Six novelists on another art form, this September will see well-known journalists being interviewed, mainly by novelists, about their favourite fictional work. This year’s events aim to

Man Booker Prize Longlist 2014

It's official, the Man Booker Longlist has finally been announced. From David Nicholls' new novel Us, to Ali Smith's How to be Both, here are the must-read books for 2014.

War Poetry For Today Competition

Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen dramatically changed propaganda-fuelled public perceptions of the First World War with their poetry portraying the real horrors of mustard gas and trench warfare. One hundred years on, where are the new war poets and

Booker prize: New chapter with Americans on list

David Mitchell, David Nicholls and past winner Howard Jacobson are in the running for this year’s Man Booker Prize, as its new global embrace gives fewer than half the places on the longlist to Britons.

The Man Booker Prize 2014

The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers. The Man Booker Prize for Fict

UK authors prevail in Man Booker longlist

British authors still dominate contenders for UK’s top literary award after the prize is opened up to US and international novelists.

Booker Prize 2014 longlist: Americans bolster a strong, British-dominated list

No Tartt or Eggers but plenty of familiar British names on the Man Booker longlist, including David Mitchell and Ali Smith.

Booker Prize 2014: the longlist

What the critics said about the books on this year's Man Booker longlist, which includes Joshua Ferris, Siri Hustvedt and David Nicholls.

Booker Prize 2014: the longlist

What the critics said about the books on this year's Man Booker longlist, which includes Joshua Ferris, Siri Hustvedt and David Nicholls.