Jamaican poet Kei Miller wins £10,000 Forward Prize

Telegraph - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 21:00
Kei Miller wins the 2014 Forward Prize for poetry collection The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion






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Kei Miller wins Forward poetry prize

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 21:00
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Irvine Welsh 'not impressed' with George Osborne 'ripping off' Trainspotting

Telegraph - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 20:14
Irvine Welsh, the Trainspotting author, is unimpressed with George Osborne's "choose jobs" speech






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Lionel Shrivers tale of Kenyan calamity wins BBC national short story award

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 19:45

Kilifi Creek, which tells of a gap-year travellers near-death experience, beats stories by Zadie Smith and Rose Tremain

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Kylie Minogue in pictures

Telegraph - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 16:54
Charting the rise and rise of the Princess of Pop






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Quiz: Which Girls character are you?

Telegraph - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 16:46
As Lena Dunham's book is published, which Girls character do you most identify with?






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Following in the footsteps of Skulduggery Pleasant

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 16:05

To celebrate the last book in the Skulduggery series, Derek Landy held an immersive theatre event, Theatre of Shadows, live on the streets of Dublin site member Abigail E went along to check it out!

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Not That Kind of Girl review Lena Dunham exposes all, again

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 15:56
Dunham was paid millions to write this memoir, and her writing talent shines clearly through, but there are limitations to 'clit lit' and remorseless self-exposure

Lena Dunham: 'I just want to work the death thing out' extract
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Oscar Wilde photograph from family album to go to auction

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 15:42

Unpublished photo of a young Wilde is part of Guinness family album expected to fetch up to 8,000 at auction in October

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Dragon Keeper by Carole Wilkinson - review

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 15:00
'Its vocabulary is very rich and full of descriptive language which helps build an image of the towns and villages of old China' Continue reading...






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This other country

FutureBook - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 14:27

The Bookseller Children's Conference showed what a curate's egg the kids market has become.

Print is growing and sales of physical children's books are on course to record their biggest year ever through bookshop tills - thanks in large part to offshoots of digital phenomena such as Minecraft, and playground crazes such as loom-banding.

Meanwhile, the kids are increasingly active online, both in terms of their use of social media as well as access to tablets and mobile devices.

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Quiz: Can you identify the film adaptation from the book's cover?

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 14:11
David Fincher's take on Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl is out in UK cinemas this weekend. Can you match these book covers to their film adaptations?

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A brief survey of the short story: Barry Hannah

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 12:59
A writer who captured the violence, bigotry and wild humour of the American deep south in line after unpredictable line

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The Help by Kathryn Stockett - review

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 12:00
'9/10 stars. Kathryn Stockett, it was amazing!' Continue reading...






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Why doesn't Clare Balding present everything?

Telegraph - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 10:20
Clare Balding was on top form at the Wigtown Book Festival, says Cláudia Monteiro






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The Alphabet Library: V is for The Vodi by John Braine

Telegraph - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 09:00
In association with AbeBooks.co.uk, Tim Martin begins a new series on the A to Z of forgotten books. This week, he recalls The Vodi, John Braine's story of a young Yorkshireman elbowing his way into the middle classes.






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The School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani - review

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 09:00
'I was enthralled at every page by how in-depth the story is' Continue reading...






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Setting the record straight music memoirs

Guardian Books - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 08:30

From Morrissey to Marr, Hook to Sumner, musicians are falling over themselves to give us their side of the story but are any of them worth reading?

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