‘Thank you. You have been simply wonderful,' Aussie author told his readers just weeks ago
Tom Wolfe is up for the year's least-wanted literary prize but Rowling's erotic prose judged not bad enough
'Pompous ass' Le Carré and 'self-righteous' Rushdie regret falling out over The Satanic Verses
First week sales for 'Reflected in You' topped only by JK Rowling and Dan Brown in the UK
New books giant created as traditional publishers face up to threat from Amazon
The writer who ruled the world after Bonfire of the Vanities gets damning reviews for his latest novel
And she could win the prize again, even if her trilogy is proving hard going for some readers
Communist Party welcomes China's first Nobel Prize for Literature, but fellow artists are unimpressed
Description of a 'mustachioed, yet large-mammaried' Sikh girl in The Casual Vacancy causes offence
Reviewers are impressed with the Nook Simple Touch, but can it take Amazon's crown?
Writer 'taunts' US audience with plans for spin-off revealing how Lord and Lady Grantham first met
JK Rowling accused media of invading her privacy, but Mail says she has done just that to sell her new book
American critics shocked by Harry Potter author's profanity: 'This is definitely not a book for children'
Infamous heroin addicts Renton and Sickboy relocate from Edinburgh to Kansas City, Missouri
After 36-year wait, horror writer to release sequel to the book behind famous Jack Nicholson movie
Ayatollah reinstates 1989 death sentence and raises bounty on novelist's head to $3.3m
Raffaele Sollecito lifts lid on his and Knox's experiences after murder of Meredith Kercher
Critics praise 'fresh and innovative' list, but the favourites are familiar names
Salman Rushdie's new screenplay offers 'a vibrant journey, but not a terribly illuminating one'
Standing ovation for adaptation at Toronto Film Festival but some critics are left with a headache