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Birdsong, A Reading

To mark the centenary of the First World War Sebastian Faulks reads from Birdsong, the definitive First World War novel. This is a preview taken from the August Podcast coming later this month. 

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Author Interview: Bethan Roberts discusses Mother Island

Novelist Bethan Roberts talks about her latest novel, Mother Island. A story of abduction and a tale of two women and their love for one little boy. Read here


Announced at Noon today, Vintage has three books on the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014 longlist, The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan, J by Howard Jacobson and The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee. Congratulations to our authors. For extra content on each of the books see here. To view the full longlist, visit the Man Booker website here.


The Young and Prodigious TS Spivet

Read author Reif Larsen's wonderful article for the Guardian on having his book, The Young and Prodigious T.S Spivet adapted for the big screen. Read here.


Gillian Flynn to retell Hamlet for the Hogarth Shakespeare

Gillian Flynn, author of the critically acclaimed, multi-million copy bestseller Gone Girl, will write a novel based on Hamlet for the Hogarth Shakespeare series, a major international publishing initiative across the Penguin Random House Group that presents retellings of Shakespeare for contemporary readers by some of today’s best-known international writers. More here


Choosing Summer Reads

Sam Ruddock at Writers’ Centre Norwich on the joys of choosing the Summer Read programme. Read more.


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Entries are now open for the annual Harvill Secker Young Translators' Prize. Find out more here


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