Anne Enright’s ‘The Green Road’ is the only Irish book on the International Dublin Literary Award shortlist. Photograph: Alan Betson

A lone Irish writer and one previous winner are among the 10 contenders battling, politely, for the International Dublin Literary Award. This year’s s(...)

I am pinned like wet washing with his peg... Photograph: Topic Images Inc/Getty

The Literary Review ’s 24th annual award for the most egregious passage of sexual description in a work of fiction will be revealed at the end of the (...)

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(...)

Fifty years ago an American writer published a tender, quiet novel that caused barely a ripple. Yet readers loved Stoner and it would become a book th(...)