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News   - Latest Headlines

Welcome to Calibre's news page. We hope you enjoy reading about the latest developments in our service, all the stories about people who have supported us, recent publicity, and also news about books.

Terrance Hardiman - Demon Headmaster

The Demon Headmaster hypnotises Reading Group

28/10/2014

The Demon Headmaster; feared by children all across the UK in the 1990s for the hypnotic power he was able to wield from his eyes visited Milton... More >

Dylan Thomas Centenary

Dylan Thomas Centenary

27/10/2014

Today marks the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas, widely considered Wales greatest poet of the 20th century. The focal point of celebrations... More >

Katie Fforde

A Big Calibre "Thank you" to novelist Kate Fforde

15/10/2014

We would like to say a big Thank-you to the novelist Katie Fforde for donating her appearance fees from the Wells Festival of Literature to Calibre... More >

Man Booker Prize 2014

Richard Flanagan wins the Man Booker prize

15/10/2014

Richard Flanagan has been announced as the winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for The Narrow Road to the Deep North, published by... More >

Calibre First

Calibre - a Literary First

13/10/2014

Calibre Audio Library has made its literary debut at the Wells Festival of Literature. With 350 members in Somerset it has been an excellent way of... More >

I am Malala

2014 Nobel Peace Prize joint winners: Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi

10/10/2014

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage educational activist and Kailash Satyarthi, the Indian children rights campaigner, have jointly won the... More >

Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction Longlist

Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction Shortlist

10/10/2014

Non-fiction books are very popular with Calibre members; over the past year there have been 56,697 titles borrowed from the top 10 non-fiction... More >

Calibre at the Wells Festival of Literature - Stephen Moss, author and environmentalist

Calibre at the Wells Festival of Literature - Stephen Moss, author and environmentalist

08/10/2014

As part of their 50th birthday celebrations, Somerset Wildlife Trust (SWT) will be bringing together four leading environmental writers at the... More >

Calibre at the Wells Festival of Literature - The Writer

Calibre at the Wells Festival of Literature - The Writer's View with Jonathan Beckman

07/10/2014

Literary festivals are a wonderful opportunity for writers and publishers not only to publicise their latest books, but to engage with their... More >

Calibre at the Wells Festival of Literature - In conversation with Chair, Emma Craigie

Calibre at the Wells Festival of Literature - In conversation with Chair, Emma Craigie

06/10/2014

Calibre Audio Library is delighted to be part of the 22nd Wells Festival of Literature, which runs between 10th 18th October 2014. Our director,... More >