Bernardine Evaristo has described being the first black woman to win the Booker Prize as “bittersweet”.
Sir Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood are vying to win this year’s Booker Prize, which will be announced tonight.
Organisers have said the Booker Prize is free from nepotism and favouritism.
Two previous Booker Prize winners have been shortlisted for the literary award this year.
Sir Salman Rushdie is up for the Booker Prize almost 40 years after he won it with Midnight’s Children.
The chairwoman of the judging panel for this year’s Women’s Prize For Fiction has hit back after author Sir Salman Rushdie called it “unnecessary”.
A grotesque puppet of Margaret Thatcher which featured on satirical series Spitting Image is up for auction.
The BBC is launching a year of religious programming examining how faith is shaping and dividing modern Britain.
Novelist Sir Salman Rushdie has criticised the “bleating” suggestion that men’s lives have become tougher.
Hardback by Jonathan Cape, £18.99 (ebook £7.50). Mischievous, malevolent jinn (genies) interfere with the human world in Salman Rushdie's latest novel, which combines a recognisable near- future with the magical world of Arabian mythology.