The 2017 shortlist was announced on 13th September; “The judges remarked that the novels, each in its own way, challenge and subtly shift our preconceptions — about the nature of love, about the experience of time, about questions of identity and even death.” Have a look at our earlier Man Booker post if you’d like to sample … More Man Booker Prize: 2017 Shortlist
The Man Booker Dozen – the list of thirteen longlisted titles for this year’s prize – was announced on 26th July; there are some old favourites appearing on it, alongside some authors I’m unfamiliar with, but they all sound like very interesting reads. We’ve added the longlisted books here, but at the moment … More Man Booker Longlist 2017
The Cross Sports Book Awards exist to highlight the most outstanding sports books. What is particularly interesting is that to enjoy this type of book, you don’t even need to be into the sport that it relates to. Some sportsmen and women have had the most fantastic and impressive lives… … More Cross Sports Award
The Orwell Prize is Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing … More Award Winning Books
Following on from our blog post about the 2017 Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards we though that you would like to see the brilliant display produced by Ramsbottom Library staff. Who wouldn’t be inspired to borrow a book after seeing this!
Bury Libraries will be celebrating both these anniversaries by having amazing displays showing all the books in both shortlists, bookmarks and postcards giving everyone the opportunity to tweet their favourite library book to the team at CILIP … More 2017 Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards