Year in Review 2015

Year in Review 2015

The LBG Year in Review: Ian McEwan’s powerful The Children Act collects top honours in the 2015 LBG survey, besting a clutch of rivals hot on the heels of the narrow winner in a remarkably tight race.

Lively Pens Short Ghost Story

Lively Pens Short Ghost Story

Penelope Lively, one of the authors who featured in the 2013 selection, has produced a ghoulish short story, published in The Observer.

Flynn Takes on Mantel for 2013 Fiction Prize

Flynn Takes on Mantel for 2013 Fiction Prize

The longlist for the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction was announced this week which included LBG’s March selection Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

Debate: Do We Need a Women’s Prize for Fiction?

Debate: Do We Need a Women’s Prize for Fiction?

An online debate is occuring at The Independent examining the value of prizes for literature produced by women, specifically in the context of whether the Women’s Prize for Fiction should be eliminated.

Dressing Up for World Book Day

Dressing Up for World Book Day

In celebrating World Book Day, thousands of children around the globe dress up in costumes.

In a piece at BBC.co.uk, Dominic Casciani raises a concern that there is too much focus on the commercialised aspects of the day — costumes, plastic figurines, flamboyant parties and the like — and not enough where it should be: on books.