Ion Trewin on The Man Booker Prize

With only a few days left before the announcement of this year's winner of the Man Booker Prize Ion Trewin, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, looks at the consistent power of the award over its 46 year history. Read more
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Man Booker Prize 2014: The Shortlist

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
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How to win the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize…

This year we celebrate 10 years of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Looking back at all the fabulous books that have walked away with a shiny trophy and – let’s not be shy here – a lovely fat cheque, we got to wondering just what goes into writing a book worthy of the prize. To that end we asked our nine winning authors, from 2005’s Stuart Hill to 2013’s Annabel Pitcher, a series of questions cunningly devised to reveal the hidden truths about writing brilliant books for children. We put the results into the computer, added lots of bright paint and hey presto! The world’s first literary prize Infographic! We hope you enjoy it!  Read more