Mukherjee's ambitious saga is a firm favourite for the Man Booker prize, but Jacobson's sinister novel is in with a chance
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In association with The Week, the Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival promises a week of bookish fun
Its books to read before you die has some surprising omissions, including Robinson Crusoe, Ulysses and Frankenstein
X-Files actress suggests the new books about a child psychiatrist could also be adapted for film
Why is Adolf Hitler's infamous manifesto topping ebook charts 90 years after it was written?
Former US defence secretary uses new memoirs to criticise president's handling of the Afghan war
Top 8 books from national newspapers, The London Evening Standard, The TLS, The Spectator and the New Statesman
A round-up of some of this year's best money and business books
Evangelical Christian parenting book recommends 'defeating' babies and children with branches
Manil Suri wins Literary Review's dubious honour, but is one man's 'geologic disaster' another's great sex?
Fans torn over whether to read leaked stories by reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye
The author of 'feminist bible' The Golden Notebook dies at 94, leaving rich literary legacy
New biography delves deeper into relationship between mass-murderer Breivik and his mother
Former CIA agent Valerie Plame, outed ten years ago, says spies not all unstable sexpots like Carrie