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Booker Prize 2023

Prophet Song by Paul Lynch won the ’23 Booker Prize. An Irish writer describing the plight of a woman trying to protect her family in an Ireland descending into totalitarianism.

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Nobel Literature Prize ’23

Jon Fosse, a Norwegian author and dramatist  has been awarded the Nobel Literature prize for “giving voice to the unsayable”.

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Martin Amis 1949-2023

The novelist Martin Amis has died in Florida of oesophageal cancer. He is best known for his novels Money (1984) and London Fields (1989). He published 15 novels plus some…

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Shirley Hughes 1927-2022

Beloved children’s author and illustrator Shirley Hughes has died. She wrote over 50 books and illustrated over 200. She won awards for her illustrations for Dogger and the Alfie books….

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PJ O’Rourke 1947-2022

The American writer and humorist has died of lung cancer aged 74. He wrote for National Lampoon, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Atlantic Monthly  magazines. His first book was Republican…