In the second part of our round-up of the year, authors battled it out in the Ultimate Writer contest, the Tour de France came to Yorkshire and ice-buckets splashed over the heads of our favourite writers. It was a truly spectacular summer. Let's take a look at the booky highlights from May through to August 2014.
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.
Posted on 4th Jun, 2014 by Dan Lewis
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.
Posted on 12th May, 2014 by Waterstones
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.
Posted on 7th Apr, 2014 by Dan Lewis
The shortlist for the first Women's Prize for Fiction under their new sponsor has been announced...
Posted on 10th Feb, 2014 by Dan Lewis Lewis
The all-encompassing fiction prize announces its first shortlist - which sports a distinctly American accent...