BITM – Man Booker Prize 2017 – Shortlist

Man Booker prize 2017: shortlist makes room for debuts alongside big names George Saunders, Fiona Mozley and Emily Fridlund are nominated for their first novels, alongside new books from Ali Smith and Paul Auster The 2017 shortlist (l-r): Fiona Mozley, Mohsin Hamid, Ali Smith, George Saunders, Emily Fridlund and Paul Auster. Composite: The Guardian Alison…

English – The Guardian – That’s the Way It Crumbles: The American Conquest of English by Matthew Engel – review

Matthew Engel urges us to hang tough against Americanisms in this entertaining history of linguistic imperialism Toilet training: is nowhere safe from the Americanisms that have been polluting our language for years?  Tim Adams Monday 3 July 2017 08.00 BSTLast modified on Tuesday 4 July 2017 11.49 BST Iworked for a few years in my 20s at the literary…

BITM – Nelson Mandela – Dare Not Linger

Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa | Dare Not Linger | Pan Macmillan 9781509809592 | £25 | 19 October The long-awaited second volume of Nelson Mandela’s memoirs, left unfinished at his death and never before available, are here completed and expanded with notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency, making for a moving sequel…

BBC Books Newsletter 16/17 – 13 April

13 April 2017 The final BBC Arts Books Newsletter is here … …but you don’t need to miss out. Subscribe to the ‘More for you to enjoy’ BBC newsletters and ensure you’re up to date with the latest BBC Arts and book programmes and features, as well as other fantastic content from the BBC you may enjoy.…