Paul Durcan honoured for a lifetime of work
Next month, one of Ireland’s most celebrated poets, Paul Durcan will be honoured with the Bob Hughes Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. He will join past recipients of the award, including Man Booker Prize winner John Banville, Maeve Binchy, and Nobel prize winning poet Seamus Heaney. Read full story here.
The Graphic Short Story Prize
Ahead of announcing this year’s Jonathan Cape / Observer / Comica Graphic Short Story 2014 winner this Sunday 26th Oct, here is guest judge Peter Serafinowicz on why he loves graphic novels and what it was like judging the prize
RICHARD FLANAGAN WINS THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014
Congratulations to Richard Flanagan, winner of the coveted Man Booker Prize for his novel The Narrow Road to the North. Watch his powerful acceptance speech (a must for bibliophiles), or read an interview the author gave about the novel here.
Young Translation Prize Winner Announced
Congratulations to Eleanor Collins who was announced as the winner of the Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize 2014 at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Saturday.
The announcement was made following a special translation duel event between judges Shaun Whiteside and Sally-Ann Spencer, chaired by Karen Leeder.
More information here.
o view the full shortlist, visit the Man Booker website here.
George Clooney to direct film adaptation of Hack Attack.
'This has all the elements – lying, corruption, blackmail – at the highest levels of government by the biggest newspaper in London,” Clooney said in a statement. “And the fact that it’s true is the best part. Nick is a brave and stubborn reporter and we consider it an honor to put his book to film.’
For more on Hack Attack, visit Nick Davies's website here.