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Booker Prize: Novelist and bookshop worker Fiona Mozley on shortlist

September 13, 2017 12:09 pm0 comments
Booker Prize: Novelist and bookshop worker Fiona Mozley on shortlist

Media playback is unsupported on your device A 29-year-old writer who works part-time at a bookshop in York has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for her debut novel. Fiona Mozley, the second-youngest author to be up for the prestigious literary prize, wrote Elmet while commuting between London and […]

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Novelist Maggie O'Farrell's 17 brushes with death

August 21, 2017 11:27 pm0 comments
Novelist Maggie O'Farrell's 17 brushes with death

Acclaimed author Maggie O’Farrell has had 17 experiences that brought her close to death. But these were no dramatic visions of bright lights, accompanied by the sound of celestial angels. And nor is she particularly unlucky. Instead, she believes these near-misses are all part and parcel of the human experience […]

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Helen Dunmore, poet and novelist, dies aged 64

June 6, 2017 1:59 am0 comments
Helen Dunmore, poet and novelist, dies aged 64

Tributes have been paid to the Orange Prize-winning writer Helen Dunmore, who has died of cancer at the age of 64. Author Philip Pullman remembered her as “a warm and generous human being”, while Tracy Chevalier said she was “a graceful, elegant writer and person.” Dunmore won the first Orange […]

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William Trevor, novelist and short story writer, dies aged 88

November 21, 2016 3:19 pm0 comments
William Trevor, novelist and short story writer, dies aged 88

William Trevor, the Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer, has died at the age of 88, his publisher has announced. Penguin Random House Ireland tweeted: “We regret to announce the death of William Trevor, one of Ireland’s greatest writers.” It added: “We extend our deepest condolences to his family.” […]

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Novelist Jackie Collins dies aged 77

September 20, 2015 2:58 am0 comments

Novelist Jackie Collins dies aged 77 20 September 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts The novelist Jackie Collins has died of breast cancer at the age of 77, her family said in a statement. “It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the death of our beautiful, dynamic and […]

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US novelist EL Doctorow dies at 84

July 21, 2015 9:27 pm0 comments
US novelist EL Doctorow dies at 84

US novelist EL Doctorow dies at 84 22 July 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts EL Doctorow, critically acclaimed author of the novels Ragtime and Billy Bathgate, has died aged 84 in a New York hospital, according to his son. Richard Doctorow said his father died of complications from […]

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