Tag Archives: The Man Booker Prize

“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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The Man Booker Prize 2015 Longlist has been announced!

The race is on: the international Prize’s Baker’s Dozen of contenders has been whittled down from its original list of 156 to just 13 titles. The shortlist will be mid September, with the grand finale winner divulged a month later. … Continue reading

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“The Sense of an Ending” by Julian Barnes (2011 ) – book review

Still breathing out through my nose since finishing this book ten minutes ago (that was about a year ago, admittedly, but still remember picking up my pen to write this down at the time). I have got such a soft … 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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“Child 44” by Tom Rob Smith (2008) – book review

Blood and guts. Guts and blood. General death, destruction and gore at every turn. And needless to say, a totally unputdownable read. Men, women, scores of children – cats, for goodness sake – no one and nothing is left unscathed … 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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“We are All Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen Joy Fowler (2013) – book review

This is a book you need to be able to pick up and read in large chunks. It’s also one that is easily spoiled by saying too much and spilling the beans unwittingly to someone who is just embarking upon … Continue reading

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