News: Transphobic Open Letter to the Women’s Prize for Fiction

Torrey Peters became the first trans woman to be nominated for the £30,000 Women's Prize for Fiction, which was contested in an anonymous open letter by the Wild Woman Writing Club.

9 Books For People Who “Don’t Have Time To Read”

By Megan Thomas I hear people say things like, "I love reading, I just don't have the time", a lot. But I genuinely think that the only reason people think this is true is because they're imagining trying to get stuck into The Lord Of The Rings or War and Peace between tube stations or…

Guest Blogger Megan Thomas discusses Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments

Have a read: some thoughts on The Testaments as a guest blogger for Cardiff Book Talk.

Cardiff BookTalk

Ahead of Cardiff BookTalk’s Margaret Atwood event on 10 December, here are a couple of questions and discussion points you may want to consider in order to make the most of the event and the subject of Margaret Atwood and her thrilling, Booker-winning sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments.

 Is The Testaments in its own right a worthy winner of The Booker Prize 2019?

 There has been a lot of discussion around whether or not this year’s Booker judges made the right decision in naming Margaret Atwood joint winner alongside Bernadine Everisto for the 2019 prize. Though the judges claimed it was simply impossible to choose a winner, this seems like a bit of a cop-out – are prizes not all by their very nature difficult to choose winners of? The implication is that this is the first time in the history of the UK’s most famous…

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