Friends had expected his last book, Arguably, to be a shoo-in for the political writing award
No Pulitzer fiction contender was good enough to win - and neither are our politicians. Let anarchy rule!
Not since 1977 have Pulitzer judges dropped fiction prize because nothing was good enough
Four north Americans, including Booker Prize winner Anne Enright, vie for Orange women's fiction award
Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman is among the speakers at the Stratford Literary Festival
Billionaire's 'black comedy' centres on a death in the apparently idyllic village of Pagford
The US government says Apple colluded with publishers over pricing, but they might have done readers a favour
Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's book shows us the importance of Thinking, Fast and Slow
Filings show that despite sales of over £3.3 billion last year online retailer paid no UK corporation tax on profits
Thai charity cookbook wins The Bookseller's coveted prize for strangest name of the year
We should respect others' right to believe, but we don't have to respect what they believe.
Michael Mann's expose of how the greedy dig themselves shows nothing has changed since the First World War
Who sent 11 pounds of pot to St Martin's Press in New York – and why?
Novelist imagines who anti-hero Patrick Bateman might kill in 2012. Look out David Beckham...
Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James becomes a sensation thanks to anonymity of e-readers
How can you create an argument in 140 words, asks novelist – eliciting a deluge of 140-word responses
50 Shades of Gray, dubbed 'mommy porn', was written by Erica Leonard, a London mother-of-two
Would anything have been said if Rebekah Brooks had fostered a retired police-dog? Of course not
Wuthering Heights took James Howson from prison life to the big screen, but the sparkle faded fast
The cross-Channel ferry story is nonsense – but the flight to Africa is entirely credible