The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award Shortlist Announced

The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award Shortlist Announced

Two debut authors, Phil Klay (Redeployment) and Colin Barrett (Young Skins), have been announced alongside “masters of the short form” Lorrie Moore (Bark) and A.L. Kennedy (All the Rage) in this year’s Frank O’Connor Prize shortlist. Ben Marcus (Leaving the Sea) and Laura van den Berg (The Isle of Youth) also feature. The prestigious international short story award is the single biggest prize in the world for a collection of short stories.

Books Down Under: The Best Books of Winter 2014

Books Down Under: The Best Books of Winter 2014

While those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are deciding on our summer reads, those in the Southern Hemisphere will be spending the next few months rugged up and reading with a hot drink in hand. Thankfully, there are plenty of new releases to stock up on to keep you busy through the winter.

David Baldacci in Conversation with TheReadingRoom

David Baldacci in Conversation with TheReadingRoom

Few authors are as synonymous with grand mystery, intrigue and suspense as David Baldacci. Since the publication of Absolute Power eighteen years ago, there are now more than 110 million copies of his books in print worldwide. Recently inducted into the International Crime Writing Hall of Fame, David hasn’t rested on his thriller-writing laurels: he has written several children’s novels, including The Finisher, and also crafted the memorable familial drama One Summer. For David Baldacci, genre doesn’t seem to matter: it’s his love of stories that keeps his engine running. Our Editorial Manager, Simon McDonald, asked the questions. David, you’re …

The Best Books of 2014 … So Far!

The Best Books of 2014 … So Far!

Over the last few weeks, our editorial manager reached out to some members of TheReadingRoom community with a question: what’s the best novel they’ve read in 2014 so far? The only parameter was that the book had to have been published between the January 1, 2014, and June 30, 2014, in their respective territory (we have a global membership after all, and it felt wrong restricting them to North American release dates). The results were plentiful and diverse. Below is a mere snapshot of our community’s favorite novels the last six months. Be sure to add your favorites in the …

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