Booker Prize

In 2021, is the state of the Booker still “not serious stuff”?

As the winner of the International Booker Prize is due to be announced today, ASH Smyth talks to poet, translator and judge on this year’s panel, George Szirtes

The implications of identity politics on literary trends

Ageing controversialist

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

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