Tag Archives: How to Be Both

“The Gathering” by Anne Enright (2007) – missing the point?

On the day the Man Booker 2015 shortlist is announced (what a turn up for the books), I am still playing catch up, and have not managed to read any of the three books I bought when this year’s longlist came … Continue reading

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Baileys’ Women’s Prize for Fiction 2015 – winner

Just let out a yelp of joy that was so heartfelt – and loud – that the cat has promptly skedaddled out of the room in horror.  Thrilled to bits to confirm that the winner for the Bailey’s prize for this … Continue reading

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The Man Booker Prize and 2015 winner of the Man Booker International Prize

The Booker Prize, traditionally awarded for the best original novel written in English and published in the UK, is undisputedly one the most important fictional literary gongs going. As Wikipedia informs us, it is “greeted with great anticipation and fanfare… … Continue reading

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“How To Be Both” by Ali Smith (2014) – book review

Ali Smith is a genius. She is undoubtedly a contender for ‘author of the year’. And this is quite possibly the write-up of the times (hers, not mine, goes without saying), although the jacket cover, while being very alluring, is … Continue reading

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“Outline” by Rachel Cusk (2014) – book review

Now there’s an odd thing. I wonder who decided on the jacket cover for this book? Was it Faber & Faber who chose to stick a stunning review by “Middlesex” author Jeffrey Eugenides as an almost integral part of the … Continue reading

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Baileys’ Women’s Prize for Fiction 2015 – shortlist

The Shortlist 2015 has been announced!! The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction – the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman – is delighted to announce the 2015 shortlist. This year’s six shortlisted books’ selection includes … Continue reading

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