Two 2011 Costa Book Award winners were debuting in their genres, while writer Andrew Miller surprised some by beating out Booker Prize winner Julian Barnes for the best novel prize.
The favorite to win the award, author Julian Barnes, once called the prize "posh bingo."
Three new works by three award-winning writers look at love, regret, and memory in this month's fiction roundup.
The 2011 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, a notoriously hard-to-predict award, will be announced on Thursday. Here are the winners from the past decade. Some were surprise candidates while others were expected but all – in their own unique styles – caught the attention of the Nobel committee.
Aravind Adiga's novel about gentrification in India explores the dark side of human nature.
Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.
The inhabitants of a small English town respond to a shocking crime.