2020 in books: a literary calendar

Sally Rooney’s screenplay, Hilary Mantel’s final Thomas Cromwell novel … what to look out for this year

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Mother of all book deals: Mike Pence signs seven-figure deal for memoirs

Ex-vice-president is first of Trump circle to snag lucrative dealSimon & Schuster to pay $3-4m for t...

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2021 in books: what to look forward to this year

Kazuo Ishiguro returns with a novel about an artificial friend, Zadie Smith brings the Wife of Bath ...

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Hilary Mantel: 'Being a novelist is no fun. But fun isn’t high on my list'

The Booker prize-winning novelist answers questions from famous admirers and readers on Thomas Cromw...

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Now you're talking! The best audiobooks, chosen by writers

Memoirs, mysteries and coming-of-age stories are lifted by a powerful voice – that of a great actor...

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The 100 best books of the 21st century

Dazzling debut novels, searing polemics, the history of humanity and trailblazing memoirs ... Read o...

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The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of th...

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