Ever since it appeared on the Man Booker shortlist, much of the talk about The Sisters Brothers – Canadian writer Patrick deWitt’s second novel – has been about how the genre novel has breached the fortress of the world’s best-known literary prizes. Read more

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The Man Booker longlist was announced last week. Four first-time novelists appear on it. Three independent publishers make their debuts. Read more

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I always argue against literary prizes, but the result of the Man Booker this year was a delight. Read more

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