Man Booker International 2016 Longlist

DEBORAH JONES March, 2016 Household, pseudonymous and new names are included on the longlist of 13 books in line for the prestigious Man Booker International Prize, released March 10. Contenders include Turkey’s household name Orhan Pamuk; the ever-mysterious Italian, Elena Ferrante — who writes under a

Are children’s books “literature?”

By Kiera Vaclavik, Queen Mary University of London December, 2014 Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, was an ardent defender of children’s literature, believing the works of Beatrix Potter to be equal to “the greatest English prose writers that have

Man Booker Longlist goes Global

Organizers of  the Man Booker Prize released their first long list in a competition open to the wide world — or at least to titles written originally in English, and published in the United Kingdom. Read the column Judging the Man Booker Prize by