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23rd May 2018 

The Man Booker Prize International winner was announced on 22nd May.The winner of the 2018 Prize is Polish author Olga Tokarczuk for her novel Flights. For more information click here.

18th April 2018 

The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced on April 16th.

The winner of the Fiction Prize 2018 is Less, by Andrew Sean Greer, and the winner of the Non-Fiction Prize 2018 is Looking up our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, by James Forman Jr.

For the full list of winners, please click here.

13th April 2018 

The shortlist for the Man Booker International Prize has been announced. The six nominated books are:
Author (country/territory), Translator, Title (imprint) 
- Virginie Despentes (France), Frank Wynne, Vernon Subutex 1 (MacLehose Press)
- Han Kang (South Korea), Deborah Smith, The White Book (Portobello Books)
- László Krasznahorkai (Hungary), John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet & George Szirtes, The World Goes On (Tuskar Rock Press)
- Antonio Muñoz Molina (Spain), Camilo A. Ramirez, Like a Fading Shadow(Tuskar Rock Press)
- Ahmed Saadawi (Iraq), Jonathan Wright, Frankenstein in Baghdad (Oneworld)
- Olga Tokarczuk (Poland), Jennifer Croft, Flights (Fitzcarraldo Editions)

For more information please click here.


 15th February 2018 

The 2018 ALA Youth Awards Award Winners have been announced!

- Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly, won the Newbery Medal.

- We are Okay, by Nina La Cour, won the Michael L. Printz Award.

- Piecing me Together, by Renée Watson, won the Coretta Scott King Book Award winner.

For the full list of winners, please click here.



6th December 2017

Goodreads has announced the best reads of 2017, as voted by readers. We have added the main winners below, but you can see the full selection here.

Fiction: Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng

Mystery and Thriller: Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins

Fantasy: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by JK Rowling

Science Fiction: Artemis, by Andy Weir

Horror: Sleeping Beauties, by Stephen King and Owen King

Memoir and Autobiography: What Happened, by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Science and Technology: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil de Grasse Tyson

Young Adult Fiction: The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas

Young Adult Fantasy: A Court of Wings and Ruin, by Sarah J. Maas

Middle Grade and Children's: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, by Rick Riordan

Picture Books: We're All Wonders, by RJ Palacio

Poetry: The Sun and her Flowers, by Rupi Kaur


16th November 2017

The National Book Awards Winners are announced:

Fiction: Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel, by Jesmyn Ward.

Non-Fiction: The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, by Masha Green.

Poetry: Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016, by Frank Bidart.

Young People's Literature: Far From the Tree, by Robin Benway.

(We have ordered all of them for our Library).


26th October 2017

The Andrew Carnegie Award Shortlist 2018 is announced.

Titles includes:


  • Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan
  • Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward


  • You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, by Sherman Alexie
  • The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner, by Daniel Ellsberg
  • Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, by David Grann

18th October 2017 

The Winner of Man Booker Prize 2017 is announced :) 

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.

5th October 2017

Kazuo Ishiguro wins the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature.

4th October 2017

US National Book Awards Shortlist announced.

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