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  • Elmore Leonard: I make up my stories as I go

    Helen Clifford, 07 Jan 2013

    American novelist Elmore Leonard, famous for his crime novels and westerns including the likes of 'Get Shorty', 'Rum Punch' and 'Pronto', says he doesn't plan out

    Page 07 Jan 2013

  • Libraries to offer e-reader classes

    Helen Clifford, 04 Jan 2013

    As the technological revolution continues to affect the literary world, countless book lovers around the globe woke up on Christmas morning to find a brand new

    Page 04 Jan 2013

  • Fiction should be based on reality says Nigerian author

    Helen Clifford, 04 Jan 2013

    Acclaimed Nigerian novelist Sefi Atta says all her work is taken from her own "social reality", with facts and genuine scenarios providing the building blocks for

    Page 04 Jan 2013

  • Hilary Mantel wins Costa Book Prize

    Helen Clifford, 03 Jan 2013

    Hilary Mantel's Man Booker Prize-winning 'Bring Up the Bodies' has won the novel award in the biographies category of the Costa Book Awards, and is now being tipped

    Page 03 Jan 2013

  • Booker Prize Winners to appear at Oxford Literary Festival

    Helen Clifford, 11 Jan 2013

    The Oxford literary Festival has confirmed that Booker Prize-winning author Julian Barnes is to appear at this year's event, lining up alongside Hilary Mantel who

    Page 11 Jan 2013

  • Judges announced for Charles Taylor Prize

    Helen Clifford, 03 Jan 2013

    With finalists for the award set to be revealed on January 9th, the judges for the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction have now been announced. The

    Page 03 Jan 2013

  • Part-time writers enjoying success in Malta

    Helen Clifford, 03 Jan 2013

    Maltese prime minister Lawrence Gonzi has praised a number of the winners at the country’s recent National Book Awards for their remarkable success despite not being

    Page 03 Jan 2013

  • Humour “works” in children’s books

    Helen Clifford, 03 Jan 2013

    Whether all-out “potty humour” or more sophisticated jokes that are likely to be appreciated only by parents, humour plays an essential role in children’s literature and

    Page 03 Jan 2013

  • Print books enjoy strong Christmas sales

    Helen Clifford, 02 Jan 2013

    Sales of print books have soared to a three-year high over the Christmas period as festive shoppers flocked to Waterstones and other outlets to purchase last-minute

    Page 02 Jan 2013

  • 2012 a hugely successful year for self-publishers

    The inclusion of Alan Sepinwall's 'The Revolution Was Televised' in the New York Times book of the year list has capped a superb 12 months for self-published

    Page 21 Dec 2012

  • Cambridge Digital Library set for expansion

    Katie Morris, 20 Dec 2012

    Grant Young, director of the groundbreaking Cambridge Digital Library, has announced that plans are in place to link up with other libraries across the world in

    Page 20 Dec 2012

  • Pre-modern Arabic texts revealed in new anthology

    A number of pre-modern Arabic texts have been translated for the first time and released in a new anthology by Geert Jan van Gelder, entitled Classical Arabic

    Page 19 Dec 2012

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