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About hombremediocre

Publisher, bibliophile, writer, traveller and general culture aficionado. (My favourite punctuation mark is the em dash.)

Book sculptures

Every now and then I stumble and obsess over something new: a concept, a publisher or a product of some sort. Most of these discoveries come about by pure chance – a newspaper article perhaps, a tweet or word of … Continue reading

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Great British Authors

As a tribute to the London 2012 Olympics and its slogan of ‘Inspire a Generation’, I thought it would be appropriate to list a new generation of ‘up-and-coming’ British authors. In 2010, The Telegraph ran a story on Britain’s 20 … Continue reading

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The 2012 Man Booker Prize longlist

It’s been too long since I last posted and, for various personal reasons, this probably isn’t the best time to start again. Who knows, maybe it is. My plan moving forward is to have more, shorter posts, which should be … Continue reading

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Publishing this week: 1

Who said the book industry is on the brink? OK, I did as did countless others, but ask Pippa Middleton and she would probably beg to differ. How about a £500,000 advance for writing a book on party planning and … Continue reading

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The writing is on the wall

“Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate” or “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here”. The opening line of American Psycho, taken from Dante’s Inferno when he passes through the gates of hell, “scrawled in red blood lettering” on the wall of … Continue reading

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