author of Small Island
and The Long Song
reads from her new book - Six Stories & an Essay
Another Thursday doesn't just mean the weekend is almost here - it's another fantastic day of new books! Here's just a handful of our favourites that are out today.
With less than a week left before it hits bookshelves, watch George R.R. Martin
introduces The World of Ice and Fire
. Then, plunge right in to an extract from the book itself - AND there's a chance to win a set of limited edition A Song of Ice and Fire
Read the opening pages of Anthony Horowitz
- and find out how you can spot the author on a carriage tour of London on Thursday 23rd October.
Alexander McCall Smith
explains how he went about modernising one of Jane Austen
's most well loved stories.
A chance to read an extract from McCall Smith
's modern take on Jane Austen
's classic novel. Read more
Monday night is Grantchester night! Get in the mood for tonight's episode with this extract. Read more
Something rather spooky is happening this October, and we need your help… the faint of heart need not read on. Read more
Read an extract from the prologue of Ayelet Waldman
's Love and Treasure
- our Book Club choice this week.
reveals the truth about what really lead her down the path to writing Love and Treasure
- our Book Club choice this week.
Read the opening chapter of our Book Club choice of the week, Sedition by Katharine Grant.
Katharine Grant explains the seeds of her début novel Sedition - our Book Club book of the week.
This week we're quizzing you on, amongst many things, a certain book prize you may have heard of.
Just like the BBC's live coverage, we'll try and be clear and concise. Ahem.
We might be a bit late sharing this - but for future reference...
Today sees the publication of Discovering Scarfolk
, which is based on the cult blog, Scarfolk Council by Richard Littler
. We asked Mayor Ritter, the mayor of the real Scarfolk in Northern England, for his thoughts on the fictional version of his town.
Yesterday we tried to get ourselves through the first week without The Great British Bake Off
in the only way we know how - by combining our love of cakes with the only thing we love more: BOOKS.
introduces Death Sentences
- a new collection of specially commissioned bookish mysteries from some of the best thriller writers around.
has won this year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
's book, How to be a Public Author
, didn't officially make this year's Man Booker shortlist, but that wasn't going to stop him attending last night's event at the Southend Centre. Or was it the South Bank Centre?
Tonight brings the second episode in ITV's Granchester
- their adaptation of James Runcie
's collections of mysteries starring the Rev Sidney Chambers. Here's a taster from the short story tonight's episode is based on... Read more
The original Queen of the Undead is back, with her first Vampire Chronicle in over a decade – Prince Lestat
– marking the return of one of the most popular vampires of all time: Lestat de Lioncourt. We spoke to Anne Rice
about the new novel and the phenomenon that is the Vampire Chronicles.
, author of our Book Club book of the week Ghost Moth
, shares her inspirations and explains the importance of Belfast in her début novel...
Read the opening chapter of Ghost Moth
by Michèle Forbes
- our Book Club book of the week.
A few months back we shared Cold Pastoral
, a short story by young author Marina Keegan
who died at the age of only twenty-two, taken from her extraordinary collection The Opposite of Loneliness
. In this piece, originally published on the Yale Daily News website, Yena Lee
remembers her friend and roommate, Marina. Read more