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The Booker Plight shortlist

It’s that time of the year again: whispers, murmurs and tedious droning about the quality of the Booker Prize shortlist which was announced this Tuesday. There’s just no way to please the sceptics is there? If you put all the … Continue reading

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Ridiculing the comic novel

Dear Mr Jacobsen, please accept my sincerest apologies for ridiculing you and the comic novel. I promise that from now on I will take comedy in literature more seriously. The truth is that I have not really been able to … Continue reading

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The Death of Publishing?

For all those people that regard the world of books as boring, comprised mostly of geeks and, um, boring: eat your words. This week, you see, was the week when publishing showed the world that it is far from dead, … Continue reading

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The 2010 Man Booker Prize shortlist

So it’s that time of year again: the Man Booker Prize List has been announced. This is probably the most distinguished literary award of the world. The Oscars, Mercury Prize or [insert another award of your choosing here] of books. … Continue reading

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