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roberts homeAuthor 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


VINTAGE ON THE MAN BOOKER LONGLIST

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.


Laurie Lee Anniversary

Laurie Lee was born on 26th June 1914. To mark the centenary of his birth Radio 4 are broadcasting a series of programmes, including one with the author walking around Slad, the village he grew up in and immortalised in Cider with Rosie, which is also one of our recommended reads.


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The Trigger

Author and journalist Tim Butcher will be at Southwark Cathedral 25th June 2014, to talk about his new book The Trigger. The book focuses on the life of Gavrilo Princip, the Serbian student who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the act that triggered the First World War. Tickets can be bought here


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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.


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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


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Choosing Summer Reads

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


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Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

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

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