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In conversation: David Mitchell

Ahead of his events this evening at Waterstones Piccadilly and in Manchester this Thursday, Dan Lewis spoke to David Mitchell about long novels, being in command of a universe of characters, and how technology both helps and hinders us. Read more
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A truly global prize

With just days to go until this year's shortlist is announced, Ion Trewin, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, reflects on how with its new rules on eligibility the Man Booker Prize can finally bring us the greatest books written in English, from anywhere in the world. Read more
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More writers’ Christmas gift lists…

We've managed to pilfer some more authors' Christmas shopping lists to find out what gifts they're buying for their friends and family this year. So, if you're expecting a present from Max Hastings, Lauren St John, Frank LampardDeborah Rodriguez or Alan Johnson do NOT read on... Read more