With Tom Rob Smith's Child 44 now out of the running, Louise Doherty, one of the judges of this year's Man Booker Prize has launched an outspoken attack on male academics who sit on literary judging panels, ahead of the award ceremony tonight. Read more. Indian writer Aravinda Adiga, a literary debutant, has beaten fancied rivals to be named favourite by British bookies for the Man Booker Prize 2008.
The world's largest book fair opens to the public in Frankfurt on Wednesday under the cloud of a world financial meltdown that its celebrity invitation list of writers and politicians cannot dispel.
I've now had the chance to load up the slide show of photos to the ITV3 Crime & Thriller Drama Awards. All taken by Ali "Snapper" Karim.
Ayo has promised to send in her final report along with photos as soon as the jet lag has passed. I've just got off the phone to her and she had nothing but glowing praise for the organisers and the whole event. I could her her little brain cells calculating as to whether or not she can make Bouchercon 2010.