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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.

Walter Scott

Longlist for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction announced

24/02/2017

The longlist of 13 books chosen by the judges of the Walter Scott Prize has been released. The shortlist will be announced by the judging panel in... More >

Brazil

Michael Palin's Prize

16/02/2017

Comedian, actor and writer Michael Palin has been given the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award for his outstanding contribution to travel... More >

Hygge for the more mature

Hygge for the more mature

12/02/2017

Fans of The Oldie, the monthly magazine described by its editor as a light-hearted alternative to a press obsessed with youth and celebrity, may... More >

A Tribute to one of Calibre’s Longest Serving Narrators

A Tribute to one of Calibre’s Longest Serving Narrators

03/02/2017

Calibre was saddened to hear that one of its longest standing narrators, veteran actress Hazel Douglas, was one of the many celebrities that passed... More >

Days Without End named Costa Book of the Year 2016 NR

Days Without End named Costa Book of the Year 2016

01/02/2017

"You have made me crazy happy from the top of my head to my toes in a way that is a little bit improper at 61," said Sebastian Barry whose novel,... More >

Vera Author Wins Top Crime Writer Prize

Vera Author Wins Top Crime Writer Prize

26/01/2017

Ann Cleeves, the author of the Vera Stanhope and Shetland series of crime novels, is to receive the Diamond Dagger award from the Crime Writers'... More >

Call the Midwife Back for a Sixth Series

Call the Midwife Back for a Sixth Series

19/01/2017

The enormously popular television series Call the Midwife, based on the bestselling books by Jennifer Worth, is due back on our TV screens on 22nd... More >

BBC Adaptation of Louise Doughty

BBC Adaptation of Louise Doughty's Apple Tree Yard

12/01/2017

Louise Doughty's Apple Tree Yard - the story of Yvonne Carmichael who lives a conventional suburban life which is thrown into chaos by a passionate... More >

Beat the January blues with The Little Book of Hygge

Beat the January blues with The Little Book of Hygge

11/01/2017

The concept of Hygge (Hooga) is said to be the secret weapon that makes Denmark the happiest country in Europe. Explaining what it actually is, is... More >

2013 Costa Book Awards

Costa Awards Category Winners Announced

04/01/2017

The Costa Book Awards individual category winners: First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children's Book, have been announced. Francis... More >