The shortlist for this year's BBC National Short Story Award once again proves that incredible things come in small packages.
Will Howard Jacobson
make it two for two? Will Ali Smith
finally triumph on the third attempt? There's surprises and excitement aplenty as this year's shortlist for the Man Booker Prize is announced. Read more
Seventy-five years ago today an unlikely partnership was born when Adolf Hitler
allied the Nazi state with Joseph Stalin
's Soviet Russia. Historian Roger Moorhouse
explains why this event - often little more than a footnote in the narrative of World War Two - was so crucial: not only defining a third of the war, but also going some way to start it. Read more
Today marks the 2000th anniversary of the death of Augustus
- so we thought we'd take a look at the best books to read to understand the young man who rose to create the Empire.
Here's a sneak peak at the fantastic exhibition of Puffin-ness on display this month at Waterstones Piccadilly. Read more
The Man Booker Prize goes global in 2014's longlist.
Tolkien, mortuaries, and the death of comic book stars - it's been another tumultuous week in books...
A load of bull. Well, there's one question which contains bull. Bulls plural actually. Then nine other questions which don't contain bulls. But may contain bull. Anyway...
The film version of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
is what it is - a masterpiece of comic storytelling. Read more
and Jon Klassen
are triumphant in this year's CILIP Carnegie and Greenaway Medal prizes. Read more
Caution: May contain rabbit.
It's like the World Cup... of books. But over in a few minutes. Oh wait - it's like England's actual World Cup! #topical Read more
Father's Day is almost upon us - so we asked you via Twitter how many famous male authors and... author-lings you could think of. Here's a few!
, who often referred to himself as simply "Spot's Dad", has died today aged 86. Read more
Pinch, punch, first Week in Books Quiz of the month...
It took nine years for the literary world to notice Eimear McBride
's A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
- but tonight she has won the first rebranded Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Read more
Let's see May out in style with our final Week in Books Quiz of the month!
We remember Maya Angelou
by sharing the poem she wrote to commemorate the death of Nelson Mandela
As the dust settles on the local council and European elections, here's our look at what's been happening in the world of books this week...
Our own Richard Humphreys
and Paul McGonigal
got to share a podium with Jimmy Connors
and other winners at last night's British Sports Book Awards. Read more
We spoke to Tim Winton
about his latest novel, Eyrie
, the people who form the underbelly of our prosperity, and why he's fearful of a "counter-reformation".
"The only thing I was sure of when I was writing this satire on literary prizes was that it wouldn't win any prizes. I was wrong. I had overlooked the one prize with a sense of humour." Edward St Aubyn
's Lost For Words
- and the author sees the funny side. Read more
Everyone's suing everyone! So much suing! Can't we all just read a book? What's that, they're suing people about books? Is nothing sacred?
With excitement building to the announcement of this year's prize winner, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction is setting out to discover the books written by women that have had the biggest impact on the lives of UK readers. Read more