Norwich is a city of spires, rivers, great pubs, excellent coffee shops, but, most importantly, it is England’s first UNESCO City of Literature. Rowan Whiteside from our Norwich bookshop shares a just some of its literary achievements. Read more
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
Eimear McBride's Folio Prize and Women's Prize for Fiction shortlisted A Girl is a Half-formed Thing may have come as a revelation to the literary world this year, but she spent nine years trying to get it noticed. She told us of its conception, rejection and ultimate celebration. Read more
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The shortlist for the first Women's Prize for Fiction under their new sponsor has been announced... Read more
Four of last year's Waterstones eleven debut novels of the year have made the longlist for this year's Desmond Elliott Prize. Read more
The inaugural longlist for the Baileys Prize for Fiction was announced today... Read more
The all-encompassing fiction prize announces its first shortlist - which sports a distinctly American accent... Read more