Roddy Doyle, author of "The Commitments", has signed a deal to work with Roy Keane on the controversial ex-footballer’s latest autobiography.
Man Booker Prize
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Wednesday 08 September 2010
Tuesday 07 September 2010
Australian novelist Peter Carey could become the first author to win the Man Booker Prize three times after it was announced he was on this year's shortlist.
Scots guard: James Robertson has dedicated himself to preserving the native culture and language north of the border
Sunday 08 August 2010
Tuesday 27 July 2010
The 13-strong longlist for the Man Booker Prize 2010 was announced today.
Tuesday 13 July 2010
Literary luminaries, family members and close friends gathered yesterday to say goodbye to the acclaimed novelist and "superb granny" Dame Beryl Bainbridge at a packed church in north London.
Saturday 22 May 2010
Thursday 20 May 2010
Wit, that quality which enriches the very best writing, is one of the great virtues of Troubles. By wit I do not mean that it is laugh-out-loud funny – although it is – but that a keenness and sharpness of perception pervade the whole book. Farrell's themes are weighty but he is light on his feet.
Tuesday 20 April 2010
American writers Barbara Kingsolver and Lorrie Moore and Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel are among six finalists for the Orange Prize for fiction by women.
Saturday 27 March 2010
Monday 22 March 2010
Monday 01 February 2010
Friday 15 January 2010
Popular interest in history is peaking like perhaps never before in the 21st century. Films such as Spartan gore-fest 300 have proven big hits at the box office in recent years, and many more ancient world movies – including Centurion, Clash of the Titans and Valhalla Rising – are set to arrive in 2010.
Sunday 08 November 2009
Sunday 11 October 2009
Wednesday 07 October 2009
So often in recent years a playground for the maverick judge, the runaway panel, the perverse decision, yesterday the Man Booker Prize rewarded a genuinely outstanding novel.
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