Madeleine Thien: “It’s easy to see how people would start to self-censor.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Madeleine Thien’s third novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, comes alive with one of the most striking opening lines you’ll come across: “In a single ye(...)

Naomi Alderman,  winner of the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for The Power. Photograph:Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images

Each passing day appears to confirm that dystopian terrors are no longer futuristic, they belong to the now and are, increasingly, our today. The winn(...)

 Madeleine Thien and the cover of her book, ‘Do Not Say We Have Nothing’. ‘This is a brave, bold and intelligent novel, weighty with a sense of responsibility.’ File photograph: Man Booker Prize/PA Wire

Big names and expected contenders were among the fallers as the shortlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction which includes one debut novelist,(...)

Eimear McBride is represented in the competition by her second novel ‘The Lesser Bohemians’. Photograph: Eric Luke

In keeping with the celebration of International Women’s Day, the longlist for this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, which features writers f(...)

Man Booker prize 2016 winner  Paul Beatty with his book The Sellout. Photograph: Alastair Grant/AP

As darkening clouds of disbelief continue to gather over the US, anything can now happen. We know that for certain; the great Bob Dylan insists on pre(...)

Man Booker 2016: Madeleine Thien’s  Do Not Say We Have Nothing is the exception rather than the rule. Photograph: PA

It is a fact, two words appear to dominate literary prize shortlist assessments these days; “big”, as in big name, and “indie”, as in independent publ(...)

Man Booker shortlist: David Szalay, Deborah Levy, Graeme Macrae Burnet, Otessa Moshfegh, Paul Beatty, and Madeleine Thien. Photographs: PA

Heralding the customary groans, cheers, sighs and gnashing of teeth the 2016 Man Booker shortlist has been announced and with it the six remaining gla(...)

The Sellout by Paul Beatty; The Schooldays of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee; Serious Sweet by A.L. Kennedy

Once the initial dust settles, that would be the slight cloud created by feet racing off to the nearest bookstore because this year’s Man Booker priz(...)