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News   - 2017

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.

Colin Dexter

Legacy of Literature left by Inspector Morse creator

22/03/2017

Colin Dexter OBE, best known for writing the Inspector Morse crime stories, has died at his home in Oxford. Colin, who was 86, was born in... More >

World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day

21/03/2017

Today is World Poetry Day - a celebration initiated by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. The... More >

Calibre is my lifeline

International Women's Day - Celebrating our Calibre Women

08/03/2017

It's International Women's Day so today we're celebrating our female Calibre staff and volunteers and all the work they do for our charity. Here's... More >

Calibre Patron and children

World Book Day - Let's Celebrate Books

02/03/2017

Today children across the globe will be taking part in World Book Day - a festival of reading organised by (UNESCO) which celebrates authors,... More >

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 >