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Lost in a good book

A couple of days ago i had just finished reading my first novel of the year… i have been having a little bit of a dry spell when it came to reading because i just havent picked up anything that made me want to continue after the first chapter… which makes me feel a little sad that i havent been able to go through the book my Canadian pen pal sent over to me :( 1,825 more words


"Can't repeat the past?...."

Wouldn’t you just love to meet your literary or other heroes in person? Woody Allen made this dream come true in his movie “Midnight in Paris”. 404 more words

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James Herbert Award for Horror Writing launched

Pan Macmillan and the estate of James Herbert have launched The James Herbert Award for Horror Writing in memory of the bestselling author who died in March last year. 125 more words


Hannah Kent and Donna Tartt on Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist

Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites and Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch have been shortlisted for the £30,000 Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Chair judge, Helen Fraser, commented, “We are very excited by the books we have chosen for the shortlist. 118 more words


Tracy Chevalier to rework Othello

The Girl with a Pearl Earring author Tracy Chevalier is to retell Shakespeare’s tragic tale of intense jealousy Othello as part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series. 138 more words


Kate Atkinson and Eleanor Catton shortlisted for Walter Scott Prize

Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life and Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries feature on the “toughest choice of shortlist, from the strongest longlist, in the (Walter Scott) Prize’s five year history.” 131 more words


Suggest topics for The Book of 365

Readers are being asked to help suggest topics for Hugh Brazier and Jan McCann’s The Book of 365.

The title explores the world through 365 days of the year from investigating the mysteries of the 99 ice-cream to discovering whether Sherlock Holmes really did live at 239. 79 more words