Booker prize

There is nothing cosy about Penelope Lively

4 December 2021 9:00 am

At one time, Penelope Lively was routinely shortchanged by critics. Her protagonists are often middle-class professionals — historians, archeologists, scriptwriters…

Remembering David Storey, giant of postwar English culture

12 June 2021 9:00 am

Jasper Rees remembers David Storey, giant of postwar English culture and wry teller of tales, whose newly published memoir is perhaps his most remarkable work

The brilliance of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ slogan

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Four years ago, I bought a ranch in Wyoming. Not that I was tired of New York, but I’m fascinated…

Kazuo Ishiguro winning the Booker Prize in 1989. Photo: Alex Lentati/ Associated Newspapers/ REX/ Shutterstock

An enjoyably gossipy whisk through half a century of fierce rivalries and bruised egos

20 October 2018 9:00 am

At the beginning of Barneys, Books and Bust Ups: 50 Years of the Booker Prize (BBC4), Kirsty Wark’s voiceover promised…

Philip Hensher reviews the Man Booker prize longlist

24 August 2013 9:00 am

The Man Booker prize has strong years and weak years. There have been ones when the judges have succeeded in…