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
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
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 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