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The Sunday Times/ PFD Young Writer of the Year Award Shortlisters share their Essential Reads

The Sunday Times/ Peters Fraser and Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award is synonymous with fresh, bold, startlingly unique approaches to fiction, non-fiction and poetry. In the second of our articles probing the enviable minds of its shortlisters, Andrew McMillan, Benjamin Wood, Max Porter and Jessie Greengrass share just what books they have lying on their bedside table.

The Sunday Times/ PFD Young Writer of the Year Award Shortlisters Share their Writing Tips

Every year, The Sunday Times/ Peters Fraser and Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Prize shortlist showcases the most inventive, unusual and down-right brilliant young writers. Andrew Holgate, one of this year's judges, said: "This is a sensationally strong list of books and writers, all of whom have a real future in literature, and any of whom as winner would stand comparison with the prize’s extraordinary list of past recipients."  Showing us just how it’s done, shortlisters  Andrew McMillan, Benjamin Wood, Max Porter and Jessie Greengrass provide their hints on how to be a better writer.

K. J. Orr Wins 2016 BBC National Short Story Award

Beating a strong field - including two-time Booker winner Hilary Mantel - debut author K.J. Orr bags the coveted BBC National Short Story Award with BookTrust for 2016 with her short story Disappearances.

Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year shortlist announced

Thomas Piketty's Capital faces off against Pixar founder Ed Catmull's Creativity Inc and a wide range of other books as this year's Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year is announced. PLUS - there's a chance to win signed copies of the shortlist and a year's subscription to FT.com.

Winner of the Man Booker 2014 announced

Winner of the Man Booker 2014 announced

Posted on 14th Oct, 2014 by Dan Lewis

Richard Flanagan has won this year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

Ion Trewin on The Man Booker Prize

Ion Trewin on The Man Booker Prize

Posted on 10th Oct, 2014 by Ion Trewin

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.

Man Booker Prize 2014: The Shortlist

Man Booker Prize 2014: The Shortlist

Posted on 9th Sep, 2014 by Waterstones

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.

Book Club: Read Barracuda

Book Club: Read Barracuda

Posted on 24th Jul, 2014 by Guest contributor

Read the first chapter of our Book Club book of the week - Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas.

Waterstones wins British Sports Book Retailer of the Year

Waterstones wins British Sports Book Retailer of the Year

Posted on 22nd May, 2014 by Dan Lewis

Our own Richard Humphreys and Paul McGonigal got to share a podium with Jimmy Connors and other winners at last night's British Sports Book Awards.

Edward St Aubyn wins Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize

Edward St Aubyn wins Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize

Posted on 19th May, 2014 by Dan Lewis

"The only thing I was sure of when I was writing this satire on literary prizes was that it wouldn't win any prizes. I was wrong. I had overlooked the one prize with a sense of humour." Edward St Aubyn's Lost For Words - and the author sees the funny side.

The Walter Scott Prize - a different kind of shortlist

Richard Lee introduces the shortlist for this year's Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction - and finds it's not purely the domain of  "literary fiction".

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize shortlist 2014

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize shortlist 2014

Posted on 7th May, 2014 by Dan Lewis

Wodehouse makes his own shortlist as Faulks' homage leads the charge.