Man Booker Prize
Although the book has no plot to speak of, it keeps extending false hope, writes Leo Robson.
Serious literary debate is what makes the prize worth having.
Hilary Mantel and Will Self are the favourites.
The critics’ verdicts on André Brink, Artur Domoslawski and Claire Kilroy.
John Burnside celebrates chance encounters with animals, Ray Monk looks at Wittgenstein, Alice Gribbin interviews John Banville and John Gray reviews Rowan Williams's ventures beyond the wardrobe door.
The critics’ verdicts on Will Self, Nicholson Baker and Javier Marias.
Claire Lowdon objects to one novel on the Man Booker longlist, Ryan Gilbey talks female role models in Pixar's Brave and Jonathan Coe applauds Javier Marías’s attempts to reimagine the novel.
Why have the Booker judges done such a poor job of accounting for themselves?
Leading figures in the publishing world think so.