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05 May 2017

CWA 2017 shortlist - Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor is the multiple award winning author of The American Boy, his No. 1 bestselling historical novel, which was a 2005 Richard & Judy Book Club choice. He has won many awards, including the CWA John Creasey New Blood...

05 May 2017

CWA 2017 shortlist - C.J. Sansom

C. J. Sansom was educated at Birmingham University, where he completed a BA and then a PhD in History. After working in a variety of jobs, he retrained as a solicitor and practised in Sussex, until becoming a full-time writer....

28 April 2017

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - Reading Guide and discussion questions

The Hate U Give is a powerful first novel by Angie Thomas. Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is...

28 April 2017

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas - an extract

Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi. A former teen rapper, she recently won a Walter Dean Myers Grant, awarded by the We Need Diverse Books campaign. The Hate U Give is her first novel. The Radio...

27 April 2017

Judas by Amos Oz: A supporting booklist

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. Judas by Amos Oz (Israel) and translated by Nicholas de Lange is one of the six shortlisted titles. All of the suggested books follow similar themes or settings as Judas. You can...

27 April 2017

Fever Dream by Samantha Schweblin: A supporting booklist

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. Fever Dream by Samantha Schwebin (Argentina) and translated by Megan McDowell is one of the six shortlisted titles. All of the suggested books follow similar themes or settings as Fever Dream. You...

27 April 2017

The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen: A supporting booklist

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen (Norway) and translated by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw is one of the six shortlisted titles. All of the suggested books follow similar themes or settings...

27 April 2017

Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors: A supporting booklist

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors (Denmark) and translated by Misha Hoekstra is one of the six shortlisted titles. All of the suggested books follow similar themes or settings as Mirror,...

27 April 2017

A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman: A supporting booklist

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman (Israel) and translated by Jessica Cohen is one of the six shortlisted titles. All of the suggested books follow similar themes or...

27 April 2017

Compass by Mathias Enard: A supporting booklist

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. Compass by Mathias Enard (France) and translated by Charlotte Mandell is one of the six shortlisted titles. All of the suggested books follow similar themes or settings as Compass. You...

21 April 2017

A Horse Walks into a Bar - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. Discover the six brilliant novels that have been chosen for the 2017 shortlist. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title A Horse Walks into a Bar by...

21 April 2017

Judas - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. Discover the six brilliant novels that have been chosen for the 2017 shortlist. You can download a Readers’ Guide for longlisted title Judas by Amos Oz (Israel), translated by...

21 April 2017

The Unseen - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. Discover the six brilliant novels that have been chosen for the 2017 shortlist. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen (Norway), translated...

21 April 2017

Compass - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. Discover the six brilliant novels that have been chosen for the 2017 shortlist. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title Compass by Mathias Enard (France), translated by...

21 April 2017

Mirror, Shoulder, Signal - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. Discover the six brilliant novels that have been chosen for the 2017 shortlist. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors (Denmark),...

21 April 2017

Fever Dream - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. Discover the six brilliant novels that have been chosen for the 2017 shortlist. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin (Argentina), translated...

12 April 2017

War and Turpentine - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. This year, 13 brilliant novels have been chosen for the Man Booker Dozen longlist. You can download a Reader’s Guide for longlisted title War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans...

12 April 2017

The Traitor's Niche - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. This year, 13 brilliant novels have been chosen for the Man Booker Dozen longlist. You can download a Reader’s Guide for longlisted title The Traitor’s Niche by Ismail Kadare...

12 April 2017

The Explosion Chronicles - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. This year, 13 brilliant novels have been chosen for the Man Booker Dozen longlist. You can download a Reader’s Guide for longlisted title The Explosion Chronicles by Yan Lianke...

12 April 2017

Swallowing Mercury - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. This year, 13 brilliant novels have been chosen for the Man Booker Dozen longlist. You can download a Reader’s Guide for longlisted title Swallowing Mercury by Wioletta Greg (Poland),...

12 April 2017

Fish Have No Feet - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. This year, 13 brilliant novels have been chosen for the Man Booker Dozen longlist. You can download a Reader’s Guide for longlisted title Fish Have No Feet by Jon...

12 April 2017

Bricks and Mortar - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. This year, 13 brilliant novels have been chosen for the Man Booker Dozen longlist. You can download a Reader’s Guide for longlisted title Bricks and Mortar by Clemens Meyer...

12 April 2017

Black Moses - Readers' Guide

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest fiction in translation. This year, 13 brilliant novels have been chosen for the Man Booker Dozen longlist. You can download a Reader’s Guide for longlisted title Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou (France),...

31 March 2017

The Kingdom of Women by Choo Waihong - an extract

Choo Waihong was a corporate lawyer with top law firms in Singapore and California before she took early retirement in 2006 to travel and write. She lived for six years with the Mosuo tribe and now spends half the year...

24 March 2017

Greenpeace Captain by Peter Willcox - an extract

Peter Willcox has been a Captain with Greenpeace for over 30 years, making him the most experienced captain in the organization. An activist for nearly his entire life, beginning by marching in Selma behind Martin Luther King Jr. with his...

24 March 2017

The Dry by Jane Harper - an extract

Jane Harper has worked as a print journalist for thirteen years both in Australia and the UK. She lives in Melbourne and currently writes for the Herald Sun. Jane is originally from the UK and moved to Australia in 2008....

23 March 2017

Gilded Cage by Dr. Vic James - discussion questions

Vic James is a current affairs TV director who loves stories in all their forms, and Gilded Cage is her debut novel. She as twice judged the Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize, has made films for BBC1, BBC2, and Channel...

23 March 2017

Gilded Cage by Dr. Vic James - a prologue

A thrilling Orwellian vision of Britain, with a rebellious Hunger Games heart. Gilded Cage is the astonishing debut novel from Vic James, and the first title in her electrifying The Dark Gifts Trilogy. Britain’s magically-skilled aristocracy compels all commoners to serve them...

23 March 2017

The Novel of the Century by David Bellos - an introduction

The Novel of the Century brings to life the extraordinary story of how Victor Hugo managed to write his novel of the downtrodden despite a revolution, a coup d’état and political exile; how he pulled off the deal of the...

14 March 2017

How to run a reading circle

Adapted from article by Angie Simms- NATECLA News, Autumn 2010 and inspired by Oxford Bookworms. With thanks to Jenny Roden. Looking to experiment with your reading group? The reading circle is an exciting new approach which could enhance your reading group...