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We're over the moon that Esi Edugyan's Washington Black is on the 2018 Man Booker Prize longlist.

In the first of our new Postscript series, in which writers tell the story behind their book, Josephine Wilson explains how her experiences of engineering made it become a major part of her Miles Franklin Award-winning novel, Extinctions.




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Watch Mary Gaitskill read from her highly-acclaimed new novel, The Mare.


Here in the medieval splendour of Dragon Hall, a short walk from the witches' ducking stool on Fye Bridge, we have the perfect setting for this spellbinding panel. Join Cathi Unsworth, Syd Moore and Roz Watkins as they delve into the dark art of writing crime laced with paranoia, superstition and magic. Winner of multiple awards, Cathi Unsworth transports us to wartime Britain in That Old Black Magic, a heady brew of superstition, the supernatural, and undercover espionage. Syd Moore conjures up myth and murder, crimes old and new, all with a touch of humour, in Strange Fascination, an Essex Witch Museum Mystery. Roz Watkins's Devil's Dice 'teems with shivery atmosphere' (The Times) and was selected as their crime book of the month, and shortlisted for a CWA Debut Dagger.