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There's lots of competition for the coveted title of 'Islamophobe of the Year'; but I am hopeful of victory. (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Islamophobe’ of the Year

3 February 2014 10:20

I have been honoured to receive a number of awards in my career. Yet one which I have especially yearned for has so far eluded me. Now it seems finally within… Continue reading

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Sharon Olds has won the TS Eliot Prize for her new collection Stag's Leap. Image: Getty

Sharon Olds wins the TS Eliot Prize

15 January 2013 10:06

Sharon Olds won the TS Eliot Prize last night for Stag’s Leap, which is an account of her divorce from her husband of thirty-two years, who left her for another… Continue reading

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In defence of Giles Coren

30 November 2012 16:58

Giles Coren’s piece in the latest issue of the Spectator has caused a stir in the world of graphic novels (‘comic books’ to the uninitiated). He notes that two excellent… Continue reading

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The White Review has created a new short story prize for unpublished writers. Time to get sit down at the desk and start writing. Image: Getty.

A new short story prize, courtesy of The White Review

28 November 2012 11:54

Where to publish my fiction? The question will have occupied all aspiring writers. It is famously hard to publish fiction in Britain, which is why each of the few prizes for… Continue reading

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Breakfast of champions

18 October 2012 18:01

Peter York, the ageing Sloane Ranger and style guru, ditched his popped collar and brogues this morning and took to the stage in a Gaddafi-style dictator’s outfit to present the… Continue reading

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Who will succeed Julian Barnes as the winner of the Booker Prize? Image: Getty.

Your guide to the Booker Prize

16 October 2012 10:29

Assorted literary grandees will squeeze into their tuxes this evening to compete for the Booker Prize. Of the debut novelists, one previous winner and a brace of old-timers, who stands the… Continue reading

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A hard-going Booker longlist

25 July 2012 16:51

Here is the Booker longlist, announced earlier this afternoon: The Yips by Nicola Barker (Fourth Estate) The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman (Sceptre) Philida by André Brink (Harvill Secker) The… Continue reading

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