Booker Prize

72 results

Sarah Bernstein: ‘concerns herself with the role of women in society, both historically and in contemporary times’

As if the present days weren’t bad enough, the title of Sarah Bernstein’s bracing debut novel heralds the arrival of further disaster and unrest. But (...)

Rachel Kushner: her daring exploits like someone’s cool older sister

As with so much of her fiction, Rachel Kushner’s new essay collection is concerned with liminal spaces and breakthroughs, outsiders who carve their ow(...)

Val McDermid: ‘Scotland has become a modern, outward-looking nation at a time when England seems to have developed a frightening strand of the little-Englander world view.’ Photograph: Awakening/Getty

In the bookshops of Edinburgh, Val McDermid’s name is everywhere. The award-winning crime writer’s books have sold 16 million copies and been transla(...)

Douglas Stuart: dedicated the book to his own mother, who died of alcoholism when he was 16.

Douglas Stuart has won the 2020 Booker Prize for Shuggie Bain, the debut novel he spent 10 years writing based on his own experience of a Glasgow chil(...)

Nigella Lawson in Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat: My favourite of her food plays/food lies was ‘fish finger bhorta’ starring my favourite food actor, ‘fish fingers’. Photograph:  Jay Brookes

Here’s the hill I will die on: recipe books should be in the fiction section of book shops because recipes are fiction, not non-fiction. Bear with me.(...)

Tiffany McDaniel

In the American author John Irving’s novel of “terminal cases”, The World According to Garp, the titular protagonist writes: “There are always suicide(...)

John Banville, at home in Howth, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A phone call to Irish writer John Banville leading him to believe he had won the Nobel Prize for Literature was not made from the offices of the Swedi(...)

Margaret Attwood and Bernardine Evaristo, joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize. Photographs: Getty Images

The literary world was taken by surprise tonight when the Booker Prize for 2019 was awarded to two books focusing on the experiences of women in socie(...)

Two days after being led to believe he had won the Nobel Prize in Literature, John Banville has said he believes the hoax bore all the signs of someon(...)

Organisers of the Nobel Prize in Literature are investigating a hoax phone call informing the Irish writer John Banville (pictured) that he was to receive this year’s award. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The organisers of the Nobel Prize for Literature are investigating a hoax phone call informing the Irish author John Banville that he was to rece(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »