Booker Prize: Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries is 'bold' winner

First Reaction Wed 16 Oct, AT 10:41

New Zealander is youngest winner of award, but at 832 pages, her 'virtuosic' book is one of the longest

Jim Crace still favourite to win Booker prize

First Reaction Mon 14 Oct, AT 09:41

Crace's final book, Harvest, leads pack that includes Colm Toibin, Eleanor Catton and Jhumpa Lahiri

Alice Munro: Canada's 'Chekhov' wins Nobel Prize in Literature

First Reaction Thu 10 Oct, AT 15:25

It would have been a 'terrible, terrible omission' if 82-year-old hadn't won award before she died

Why Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is 'v. disappointing'

First Reaction Mon 7 Oct, AT 15:09

Helen Fielding's heroine is 51 and trying to find love online. It should be hilarious, but isn't

Solo: the new book from William Boyd

William Boyd's Solo: 007 back to 'bed-hopping' best

First Reaction Thu 26 Sep, AT 12:39

Hard-drinking, hard-smoking agent impresses critics, but adventures in West Africa are 'convoluted'

The Shining

Stephen King ‘nervous’ over Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep

One-Minute Read Thu 19 Sep, AT 15:30

Horror writer will finally reveal the fate of Danny Torrance after escape from the Overlook Hotel

Hercule Poirot: Belgian sleuth back from grave in new book

One-Minute Read Wed 4 Sep, AT 11:46

Almost 40 years after he was killed off by Agatha Christie, Poirot is to be resurrected by Sophie Hannah

50 Shades to star Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam. Who are they?

First Reaction Tue 3 Sep, AT 10:35

Film-makers choose two virtual unknowns to star in the film of E L James’s notorious S&M novel

Seamus Heaney, poetry's 'modest' Nobel laureate, dies

Summary Fri 30 Aug, AT 12:21

Described as the best Irish poet since Yeats, Heaney was a prolific bestseller who made 'Beowulf' cool

Surprising Booker Prize list omits established heavyweights

First Reaction Wed 24 Jul, AT 11:10

But the 'vibrant' selection of 13 novels is an incitement to read, say critics