Booker

It’s never good news when I trend on Twitter. The Oscars was no exception

4 March 2017 13:00

When Kingsley Amis won the Booker prize for The Old Devils in 1986, he said that he had previously thought…

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…

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…

Ian McEwan’s novel questions

15 October 2012 12:41

Brevity does not imply levity. That, at least, is the view of Ian McEwan. The national treasure was speaking at…

Blast from the past: The Teleportation Accident reviewed

17 August 2012 11:41

He’d probably agree with Edward Gibbon’s assessment of history as ‘little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and…

Across the literary pages: Will Self special

13 August 2012 16:51

The inclusion of Will Self on the Booker long list was like a flashing neon sign pointing towards ‘Serious Literature’…

Be ‘unafraid’, Hilary Mantel tells Shiva Naipaul Prize contenders

26 July 2012 20:12

Hilary Mantel has just been long-listed for the Booker Prize for Bring Up the Bodies, her brilliant follow-up to Wolf Hall, which netted…

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…