Man Booker prize 2014: the longlist in pictures

Guardian Books - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 09:55

This years Man Booker longlist sees Americans appearing for the first time amid a field of established names, including David Mitchell, Ali Smith and 2010 winner Howard Jacobson. The shortlist will be announced on 9 September and the winner on 14 October

News: David Nicholls leads 13-strong Booker longlist

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Things to do this summer

Guardian Books - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 09:04
Banish any summer holiday boredom with our pick of the best children's and YA book events across the country Continue reading...






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Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes review the creativity of violence

Guardian Books - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 09:00
This tale of a possessed killer in a town of repossessions shows that horror can be the best way to explain our unbelievable reality
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My Sister Jodie by Jacqueline Wilson - review

Guardian Books - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 09:00
'Jodie means everything to Pearl. She's her sister, her best friend, all until they start attending Melchester College' Continue reading...






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John Boyne's top 10 child narrators

Guardian Books - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 08:00
From the brave and heroic Jim in Treasure Island to David Copperfield to poor Linus in The Bunker Diaries, John Boyne picks his top ten stories with a youthful protagonist Continue reading...






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Hard Times review Tom Clark and Anthony Heath debunk the recovery

Guardian Books - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 07:30
The hype on the economy does not bear much relation to the grim realities that most people still face Continue reading...






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Cookbook of the week: The Art of Eating Well by Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley

Telegraph - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 07:00
Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley's cookbook has arguably been the most popular cookbook all year so far






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From the archive, 24 July 1844: Romantic horror in Victorian fiction

Guardian Books - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 07:00
Lamentable difference exists between the witchcraft of modern romance and the witchcraft of ancient superstition Continue reading...






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2014 Man Booker prize: Richard Flanagan 'stunned' to make longlist

Guardian Books - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 03:16

The lone Australian entrant on the list points to wider trend of 'a huge popular re-engagement with Australian writers'

2014 Man Booker longlist revealed: David Nicholls and Ali Smith among 13 names

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Man Booker 2014: more global, less diverse

Guardian Books - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 18:21
Wider eligibility criteria have given this year's longlist an Anglo-American feel but it's also overwhelmingly white and male Continue reading...






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Comic Con 2014: what to expect

Telegraph - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 17:51
Marvel Comics, Game of Thrones and True Blood are among the big names at this year's San Diego Comic Con






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Man Booker Prize 2014: crowdfunded novel on longlist

Telegraph - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 17:18
Paul Kingsnorth earns place on Man Booker Prize longlist after his novel The Wake was published via donations from the crowdfunding website Unbound






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Skylight by José Saramago love, life and loss in Lisbon

Guardian Books - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 16:00
It's taken six decades for this early novel by the Portuguese great to reach publication. Now it illuminates the development of a radically original artist Continue reading...






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Science fiction takes over London as Worldcon and Nine Worlds land

Guardian Books - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 15:33
With two of the biggest events on the world SF calendar coming to town this August, others are racing to join in Continue reading...






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Smart by Kim Slater: review

Telegraph - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 15:07
Kim Slater's debut YA novel is about a boy with learning difficulties out to solve the mysterious death of a homeless man






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What book are you reading with your child this month? - August

Guardian Books - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 15:05

Review the picture book you're currently reading with your child - and show us a photo - and we'll choose the best for a gallery on the Guardian children's books site

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Queen Bee by Alan MacDonald - review

Guardian Books - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 15:00
'One of the best parts is when Angela tries to make one of the teachers, Mr Weakly, make his hair stick up by using a pot of glue so that Miss Darling will like him better' Continue reading...






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When humans were put in a zoo

Telegraph - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 14:00
It was once popular to put people from exotic lands on display






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Top 10 holidays in fiction

Guardian Books - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 13:58
From James Salter to Lorrie Moore and Patricia Highsmith, novelist Emma Straub is our guide for a tour of the best-imagined vacations Continue reading...






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E-readers vs books: the debate

Guardian Books - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 13:30
Are you going to be piling books into your suitcase this summer or will you opt for the tech version? Claire Kearns argues that even in this era of instant downloads and constant connectivity, there's plenty of pleasure still to be found in a good, solid book Continue reading...






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