Category Archives: Literary News

Literary News: 2008 Booker Prize Winner Announced

Avavind Adiga has won the 2008 Man Booker Prize tonight for his debut novel, The White Tiger. The prestigious £50,000 award is handed out annually for a full-length novel written in English by a citizen of either the Commonwealth of Nations or Ireland, with this year’s winner hailing from India. Adiga beat out five other […]

Literary News: Vote for Best of Booker

I had to bring this up, since the The Booker Prize is my favourite literary award…to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the most prestigious literary prize in the English speaking world, a panel of judges have come up with a shortlist for the Best of the Booker – a prize that will be decided by […]

Literary News: Extraordinary Canadians

Today marks the official launch of Extraordinary Canadians, a series of biographies featuring prominent Canadians put out by Penguin Group Canada. The first three of the twenty biographies to be released (with the rest to follow over the next three years) offer a glimpse into the life of a painter, a feminist, and a press […]

Literary News: New Episodes of

Two new episodes of, the literary show hosted by Daniel Menaker, are now available on the website. The second episode (of six for the season) is titled “You Always Remember the First Time” and features four first-time authors discussing their works and their decisions to plunge either into fiction or non-fiction. The memoirs in […]

Literary News: Debuts

Today marks the launch of a revolution in the world of books – a literary show on the internet called Its engaging host and editorial producer is Daniel Menaker, a long-time editor for The New Yorker, an author, and until recently the Random House editor-in-chief – so you know he knows (and loves) books. […]