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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.

Specsavers National Book Awards

Specsavers National Book Awards


Bestselling author and tv cook, Mary Berry CBE, received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards, one of the most... More >

Costa Book Awards 2014 Shortlist

Costa Book Awards 2014 Shortlist


The Costa Book Awards shortlist has been announced. The shortlisted authors, 10 males and 10 females, span ages 20 to 70 and include a brain... More >

England Blind Football Squad new training facility

England Blind Football Squad new training facility


A new bespoke training facility has been opened at The FAs National Football Centre, St. Georges Park, that will help the England Blind Squads... More >

Paddington Bear Trails

Paddington Bear Trails


If you go to London today be sure of a big surprise because as you walk around you might just bump into one of fifty Paddington bear statues. The... More >

Samuel Johnson winner

Helen Macdonald wins the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction


The winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction has been announced as Helen Macdonald for H is for Hawk.This is currently in production and... More >

Terrance Hardiman - Demon Headmaster

The Demon Headmaster hypnotises Reading Group


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


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


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


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


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 >