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Radio 2 Book Club: My Name is Leon


My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal will be featured on the Radio 2 Book Club on Monday 6 June. The book was selected with the help of a panel made up of Reading Agency and library staff from across the UK. We have an exclusive extract available for you to read as well as a discussion guide for your reading group. Read more »

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Real Life Reads for National Reading Group Day


National Reading Group Day is on Saturday 18 June, a great chance to celebrate your reading group, join a group or set up your own. This year to mark the occasion we have been searching for the best Real Life Read for reading groups. We have invited readers to vote in our online poll for the narrative non-fiction title they think would make the best reading group choice. Voting has now closed for this year’s poll, and the winner will be announced on 18 June. Do check back on the day to see... Read more »

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Our Reading Groups give their verdict on the #MBI2016 shortlist


The winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2016 was announced on Monday 16 May as The Vegetarian by Han Kang, translated by Deborah Smith. During the shortlist period, six of our wonderful reading groups shadowed the Prize, each group reading one of the titles. We would like to share their experiences with you. Read more »

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The Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction poll - which title gets your vote?


The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women from throughout the world. The fantastic shortlist for this year’s prize has now been announced, with subjects ranging from wise squirrels to gangsters; the dark side of Ireland post-crash to the rarefied world of the London art scene. Which of these six books do you think should win this year’s prize? Cast your vote and we’ll find out whether the reading group winner matches... Read more »

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Man Booker International Prize winner 2016 - The Vegetarian


The winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2016 has been announced as The Vegetarian by Han Kang, translated by Deborah Smith and published by Portobello Books. Celebrating the finest global fiction in translation, the Man Booker International Prize awards both author and translator £25,000, along with a newly designed trophy. Read more »