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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.

Georgy Girl writer Margaret Forster dies

Georgy Girl writer Margaret Forster dies

09/02/2016

The writer Margaret Forster, whose novel Georgy Girl captured the zeitgeist of 60s London, has died at the age of 77. It was made into a film... More >

All is revealed - the top 10 most borrowed audio books

All is revealed - the top 10 most borrowed audio books

05/02/2016

On the eve of National Libraries Day, figures released by the Public Lending Right (PLR) reveal the most borrowed authors and titles from our... More >

Imagine Children

Imagine Children's Festival with storyteller extraordinaire Giles Abbott

03/02/2016

Traditional storyteller, Giles Abbott, is leading an interactive workshop at this year's Imagine Children's Festival at the Royal Festival Hall on... More >

Children

Children's author Frances Hardinge wins the 2015 Costa Book of the Year

27/01/2016

The children's book, The Lie Tree, by Young Adult fiction and children's author Frances Hardinge, has been named 2015 Costa Book of the Year. It... More >

Master Storyteller

Master storyteller Peter James wins the CWA Diamond Dagger Award

25/01/2016

Peter James, well-known for his Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series of stories, has won the Crime Writers' Association (CWA) Diamond Dagger... More >

2016 Get Fit

2016 Get Fit

21/01/2016

Is one of your New Year resolutions to get fit? Parkrun organises free 5k runs in 360 locations for people, including many VI runners, across... More >

Read the Room -

Read Emma Donoghue's multi-Oscar nominated Room

15/01/2016

It's Oscars time again and Room, (009356), has been nominated in four categories: Best Picture; Best Director (Lenny Abrahamson ); Best Adapted... More >

Sarah Howe scoops 2015 TS Eliot Prize for Poetry

Sarah Howe scoops 2015 TS Eliot Prize for Poetry

12/01/2016

Sarah Howe has scooped the 2015 TS Eliot Prize for Poetry for Loop of Jade, the first time a debut collection has won the award. The work draws... More >

2013 Costa Book Awards

Costa Book Awards 2015

07/01/2016

The Costa Book Awards 2015 have been announced and Calibre is in full swing to get the titles on the shelves. The prize has five categories -... More >

Congratulations Calibre patron Simon Brett OBE

Congratulations to Calibre patron Simon Brett OBE

05/01/2016

Calibre Audio Library patron crime writer, Simon Brett, has received an OBE for services to literature in the New Year's Honours List. The author... More >