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2014/07/29 11:15
2014/07/29 11:15
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Howard Jacobson, David Mitchell and Ali Smith are among the British heavyweight writers who will compete for the Man Booker prize in its first incarnation as a global literary award, along with David...
2014/07/29 11:15
2014/07/29 11:15
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2014/07/26 23:37
2014/07/26 23:37
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There are more Americans on the Man Booker longlist this year than women – including the always memorable Joshua Ferris, with To Rise Again at a Decent Hour (Viking). If only Chimamanda Ngozi...
2014/07/24 16:24
2014/07/24 16:24
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This year’s run-up to the naming of the Man Booker Prize winner has just begun, with the announcement of the 13 novels that make up the longlist. They will soon be dissected and analysed by readers...
2014/07/24 12:43
2014/07/24 12:43
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Part of the job of judging the Man Booker prize is to choose a group of books that will stand the test of time, that will bear the weight of any reader's return. What these novels on the longlist have...
2014/07/24 11:49
2014/07/24 11:49
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Uninspired longlist in a Booker year of paucity Australian writer Richard Flanagan’s war novel ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ deserves to win the prize Joseph O’Neill’s novel The Dog, due to be...
2014/07/23 19:33
2014/07/23 19:33
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... new worldDon’t miss the real prize just awarded on the Booker longlist Mike Jakeman is a writer and author in London. Hilary Mantel, Howard Jacobson, Julian Barnes, Mantel again. The Man...
2014/07/23 16:43
2014/07/23 16:43
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Joshua Ferris. Photo by Beowulf Sheehan. So much prize news this morning that I'm going to round it all up in one place. We have the Man Booker Prize longlist (with Americans, for the first time!);...
2014/07/23 12:42
2014/07/23 12:42
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Joshua Ferris: To Rise Again at a Decent HourDentist Paul O'Rourke cannot face the thought of his own mortality, and swings between religions and relationships for solace. When someone adopts his...
2014/07/23 12:09
2014/07/23 12:09
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All the earlier chat about British writers being pushed out has proved unfounded. Six high-calibre novelists are nominated including 2010 winner Howard Jacobson, David Mitchell and Ali Smith. I’m also...
2014/07/23 12:09
2014/07/23 12:09
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They said: "In modern times, literary fiction presents a conundrum: The more craftily constructed its suspense, the more it tempts its advocates — in the interest of airtime — to reach into a serious...
2014/07/23 11:37
2014/07/23 11:37
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There was furore last year after the eligibility rules of the most prestigious literary prize of the UK literary calendar were opened up, sparking fears it would be swamped by authors from the...
2014/07/14 01:09
2014/07/14 01:09
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I am not a major player, by any means, in the Twitterverse, with only just over 1,000 followers. Nevertheless, I am “out there”, and like a few of my colleagues in the diplomatic community, am happy...
2014/07/05 17:12
2014/07/05 17:12
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The Honourable Woman (BBC2) | iPlayer Hugo Blick's last drama for the BBC, The Shadow Line (2011), divided audience and critics alike, with many lauding its elusive plot and experimental notion of...
2014/06/29 15:09
2014/06/29 15:09
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Monday, June 30 Edge Of Darkness 10pm, BBC Four The conspiracy theorist in me is screaming that it's no coincidence that the BBC's extraordinary six-part drama of 1985 is being repeated alongside...
2014/06/27 10:13
2014/06/27 10:13
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The pooch, Hacker T Dog, is, apparently a star of CBBC, and according to Wikipedia, commentated on Russia v Belgium in the football World Cup. No doubt Hacker did better than poor Phil Neville, who...
2014/07/29 11:15
2014/07/29 11:15
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