Sam Leith

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Milkman, by Irish writer Anna Burns, won the inaugural prize for political fiction. File photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Two books about the Troubles have been announced as winners of Orwell prizes for 2019. Anna Burns’s experimental novel Milkman won the inau(...)

The 2014 Man Booker prize ceremony at London’s Guildhall. Photograph: Getty Images

An overwhelming majority of authors in the Folio Academy, which includes Irish writers John Banville, Colm Tóibín, and Belinda McKeown, along with Mar(...)

Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life (Picador)

Big seems to make an impression, and a first glance at this year’s Man Booker shortlist appears to suggest that length did not deter the judges. It ma(...)

New habits: there are many ways, and places, in which to read an ebook. Photograph: Will Ireland/Future Publishing via Getty Images

I was a late convert to ebooks, seduced only by necessity: the birth of a child, which made the prospect of a backlit screen that I could manipulate s(...)