2018 Man Booker Prize longlist

The Man Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world. The prize is awarded to what is, in the opinion of the judges, the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK and Ireland. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Man Booker Prize, which has recognised many of the defining novels of the last half century and continues to celebrate the finest fiction.

The Man Booker Prize 2018 Longlist has been announced and for the first time it includes a graphic novel (Sabrina by N. Drnaso).

Click on the titles below to reserve!

The Shortlist titles will be announced on the 20th September and the winner will be chosen on the 16th of October 2018.

Snap by Belinda Bauer (Bantam Press)
Milkman by Anna Burns (Faber & Faber)
Sabrina by Nick Drnaso (Granta Books)
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan (Serpent’s Tail)
In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne (Tinder Press)
Everything Under by Daisy Johnson (Jonathan Cape)
The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh (Hamish Hamilton)
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje (Jonathan Cape)
The Overstory by Richard Powers (William Heinemann)
The Long Take by Robin Robertson (Picador)
Normal People by Sally Rooney (Faber & Faber)
From a Low and Quiet Sea by Donal Ryan (Doubleday Ireland)

The Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist 2017

The Miles Franklin Literary Award is Australia’s most prestigious literature prize and it reaches its 60 years mark this year.

This year the award shortlist has been decided. You can go to our library catalogue to reserve a copy for yourself.

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2017 Dagger awards longlists

UK Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) has announced its outstanding longlists – Dagger awards longlists.

Diamond Dagger Winner

 Ann Cleeves is the CWA Diamond Dagger winner. The Dagger award recognises authors whose crime writing careers have been marked by sustained excellence, and who have made a significant contribution to the genre.

Ann Cleeves has written 30 novels and is translated into as many languages.  She holds a remarkable record: she is the only living author to have two major drama series on TV – Vera and Shedland. Continue reading

Arthur C Clarke Award 2017 Shortlist

The annual award is given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. The award was established with a generous grant given by Sir Arthur C. Clarke and the first prize was awarded in 1987 to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale .

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