What counts as literature? It's less to do with genre than we think.
This year’s competition includes a more eclectic range of writers than perhaps we’ve become used to.
Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island is certainly an epoch-defining novel, at least inasmuch as it revolves around the task of defining our epoch.
The book prize is the publisher’s answer to the persistent grumble that fiction is in its death throes; an attempt to combat the perceived threat of the digital.
The release of the long list has opened the gates to the annual torrents of literary hobnobbing.
Joan London's The Golden Age won the Kibble Award last week, having been shortlisted – but unsuccessful – in several high-profile prizes previously. Deciding on winners is a highly subjective process.
While How to Be Both may be set in the Renaissance and the 1960s, its truths about inequality are just as relevant today.
The runaway success of Ali Smith’s How to be Both signals a new and original approach to 21st-century historical fiction.