Man Booker Longlist 2014 announced; what do you think?

The longlist for the 2014 Man Booker Prize was announced earlier today. This year’s list was awaited with particular curiosity because, of course, the Man Booker  trustees decided – for the first time – to change the rules which had previously allowed only British and Commonwealth authors to be considered for the prize. So…what did they pick? Thirteen novels made it to the first stage. Continue reading “Man Booker Longlist 2014 announced; what do you think?”

The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlists

It’s not long now until the winners of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize will be announced. In case you didn’t know, there are three categories – Best Picture Book, Best Fiction for 5-12s, and Best Book for Teens, plus an overall winner too. The winning books and authors will be announced on 3rd April when the category winners will receive £2,000, plus an additional £3000 going to the overall winner.

I thought I’d point out a few of my highlights from the three shortlists, to guide you in the right direction… Continue reading “The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize shortlists”