Man Booker prize 2016: the longlist – in pictures

Dominated by UK and US authors, this year’s longlist sees five debut novels take on two-time winner JM Coetzee, as well as Deborah Levy and AL Kennedy. The shortlist will be announced on 13 September, with a winner named on 25 October

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The subtle art of translating foreign fiction

From Scandinavian crime to Elena Ferrante and Karl Ove Knausagaard, it’s boom time for foreign fiction in the UK. But the right translation is crucial, says Rachel Cooke, while, below, some of the best translators tell us their secretsLast year, I decided to treat myself to a new copy of Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan, a novel I have loved ever since I first read it as a teenager, and...

July 24, 2016, 9:00
'Bad feminist' Roxane Gay to write new Marvel Black Panther series

Author and academic will co-write World of Wakanda, saying ‘it’s the most bizarre thing I’ve ever done, and I mean that in the best possible way’Feminist critic Roxane Gay is to co-write the new Black Panther comics series, saying that “the opportunity to write about black women in a Marvel comic was an opportunity I could not pass up”. Related:

July 25, 2016, 17:13
Man Booker prize judges reveal 2016 longlist

Two-time winner JM Coetzee’s latest book is on list along with little-reviewed crime thriller by Graeme Macrae BurnetA psychological crime thriller will compete with the latest heavyweight novel from the Nobel prize winner JM Coetzee for this year’s Man Booker prize, the judges have revealed as they released details of the 2016 longlist.In total, 13 novels make the list. Six are by women and...

yesterday, 13:00
Anne Rice finds there's still life in Lestat with a new vampire novel

Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, described by the author as ‘one of my greatest personal adventures’, is due out in NovemberAnne Rice is set to reveal her vision of the lost realm of Atlantis in a new novel starring her most famous creation, the vampire Lestat.The bestselling American author has announced that Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis will be published on 29 November...

yesterday, 14:03
Interview with a Bookstore: Prairie Lights, a shop fit for presidents

A bookstore in the US’s only City of Literature, Prairie Lights is beloved by Iowa City’s healthy literary community. Over the years, its booksellers have served icons - David Sedraris, Colm Toibin and even one Barack Obama...Jim Harris had finished all of the work for a PhD in History and was stalled on his dissertation. He then started working in a bookstore and realized he would like to...

July 25, 2016, 17:00
Tim LaHaye Dies at 90; Fundamentalist Leader’s Grisly Novels Sold Millions

Dr. LaHaye, an evangelical minister and prolific writer, was co-author of the apocalyptic “Left Behind” novels and promoted traditional conservative organizations.

July 26, 2016, 16:32
For him the bell tolls: Hemingway wins Florida Hemingway lookalike contest

For the first time in its 36-year history, a competition seeking the man who most looks like literary giant Ernest Hemingway was won by a man called Hemingway. Related:

July 24, 2016, 21:40
Fiction: Two Suspense Novels Track Down Girls Gone Lost

Amy Gentry’s “Good as Gone” and Megan Miranda’s “All the Missing Girls” are stories told in reverse.

yesterday, 17:21
Man Booker prize 2016: who will make the longlist?

There are a lot of contenders, with new work from Ian McEwan, Don DeLillo and Jonathan Safran Foer all in the running. Who do you think will get on – and who should?This Wednesday we’ll discover the Man Booker Dozen, those 12 or 13 books chosen for the longlist from novels published in English between 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2016. So who should we expect, or hope, to see on the...

July 26, 2016, 10:00