Meanwhile, Guardian Readers Award ‘Not The Booker Prize’

“After weeks of longlists, shortlists, readings, discussions, voting, heated debate, posts from authors, praise, blame and all the other marvellous workings of democracy,” readers of the paper’s books blog selected (by a large margin) Rana Dasgupta’s novel Solo, about a man living through the 20th century in Bulgaria. Dasgupta will receive a Guardian mug.