David Whitehouse

David Whitehouse

David Whitehouse is an award-winning novelist, journalist and screenwriter. His first novel,Bed, won the 2012 Betty Trask Award and was published in 14 languages. David writes regularly for the Guardian and The Times and is editor-at-large of ShortList magazine. Originally from Warwickshire, he now lives in London.

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‚ÄčThe best festivals for books this summer

Whatever you do this summer, it won't be complete without a trip to at least one of these brilliant festivals. As ever, this is an incomplete list and there are many others with equally wonderful events. If you've got a suggestion, we'd love to hear it!

The life of a mobile librarian

The life of a mobile librarian

Gemma Todd has worked for public libraries for twelve years, and six of those have been at the Mobile Library Service. She works as a full-time Library Assistant/Driver in the West Midlands. 

The slogan on the side of our van reads ‘Feed the Mind, Free the Imagination’. I’ve always loved that. In other words, it means this van is a time machine. It’s a vehicle that travels to other worlds. Step on board and we can take you anywhere and everywhere you want to go! Magic happens on the mobile library.