Booker Prize

We need a system where books that publishers really love, where it’s not mere puff, get a special sticker on the front, says John Self

Ageing controversialist

What the Booker binning Emma Nicholson means for the public square

Lisa Hilton is influenced by a Booker Prize shortlisted novel as she samples gastropub grub

X.Trapnel on the latest literary feuds and fancies

The money is bad, the hours long and the white wine copious and cheap

X.Trapnel on cakes, fakes and stocking fillers

The inside line on the book world