Scandal at the Bookers, and Other News


On the Shelf


  • Behind the scenes at the Booker Prize! The lurid image is not misleading.
  • We are not inclined to argue with the authority of this headline: “Here Is the One Perfect Book for Every Single Myers-Briggs Type.”
  • “Well-meaning adults can easily destroy a child’s love of reading.” Neil Gaiman on letting children read what they want.
  • Crowdsourcing Tolstoy.
  • “I don’t know what to make of it really. I’m a bit of an unlikely sex symbol. The mothers have all been coming up to me at the school gates taking the mickey out of me.” The teacher who inspired Helen Fielding’s latest romantic hero.