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2014/10/17 17:33
2014/10/17 17:33
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How we predicted the winner of the Man Booker Prize with tweets Who won the World Cup? The favorite: Germany. Who won the last US Presidential election? The favorite: Barack Obama. Some contests...
2014/10/17 17:33
2014/10/17 17:33
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2014/10/16 21:37
2014/10/16 21:37
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Zing! Of course, anyone who has actually been to the land of Oz would know that that's not true. The daughter of an Australian, I lived there for a little while, and all anybody seemed to do was put...
2014/10/15 15:09
2014/10/15 15:09
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Inside, a Katy Perry song was playing loudly but nobody was dancing, Seventies disco lights were flashing, there were trays of soggy-looking chips and onion rings, cans of Carlsberg and plastic...
2014/10/15 01:19
2014/10/15 01:19
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I have two possible answers, neither very satisfying: 1. People who buy literary fiction in this country tend to regard comic novels as though they’re mushrooms in the forest: possibly delicious, but...
2014/10/15 00:06
2014/10/15 00:06
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Australian novelist Richard Flanagan won the Man Booker Prize for “The Narrow Road to the Deep North,” a novel based on his father’s experience as a prisoner of war in World War II. Flanagan, whose...
2014/10/14 22:29
2014/10/14 22:29
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CRITICS of the decision to open this year's Man Booker Prize to US authors said it would lead to them dominating the awards, but in the end the expected American revolution was stopped in its tracks...
2014/10/14 15:42
2014/10/14 15:42
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Shortly after I had decided I wanted to be a writer, I discovered two books that changed my life: Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient and Ben Okri’s The Famished Road. I’d found each separately,...
2014/10/14 13:09
2014/10/14 13:09
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... In a Free State by VS Naipaul Reviewed by Elizabeth Berridge VS Naipaul, that gifted and versatile writer who understands the expatriate so well, has turned his attention to certain aspects of...
2014/10/14 10:42
2014/10/14 10:42
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In the year the Man Booker prize opened up to American authors – and after the huge debate this has stirred – the odds are stacked against the two US novelists who made it to the shortlist, Joshua...
2014/10/14 01:09
2014/10/14 01:09
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Her nearest sales rival is Ali Smith’s How To Be Both, available only in hardback and released more recently, with a mere 4,669 copies sold. They are followed by Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road To...
2014/10/13 14:13
2014/10/13 14:13
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So what will the judges choose? Perhaps Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North, about his father’s experiences as a Japanese prisoner of war? Or Neel Mukherjee’s The Lives of Others, a...
2014/10/13 12:13
2014/10/13 12:13
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... you been inside the palace?” the ad reads. “The Queen is reportedly upset that her staff bring dates they’ve met on Grindr back to the palace. If you have a story about being invited inside,...
2014/10/12 19:42
2014/10/12 19:42
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And the winner of the 2014 Man Booker prize for Fiction is … American. Or perhaps not. The odds for this week’s award are against Joshua Ferris, whose To Rise Again at a Decent Hour ingeniously pits a...
2014/10/12 02:48
2014/10/12 02:48
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Richard Flanagan and former Mann Booker Prize winner Thomas Keneally. Photo: Sahlan Hayes If Richard Flanagan could have picked a year in which to be shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, this would...
2014/10/10 14:42
2014/10/10 14:42
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Dr Paul O'Rourke, the dentist narrator of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, has no gift for friendship. His alienation is a kind of pathology. Or maybe a congenital disease. Loneliness inheres in his...
2014/10/10 13:48
2014/10/10 13:48
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Richard Flanagan. The Man Booker Prize will be presented in London on Tuesday. Stephanie Bunbury looks at the contenders - including Australian Richard Flanagan – and the impact of its new open-doors...
2014/10/10 10:59
2014/10/10 10:59
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In contention for the Man Booker Prize, Howard Jacobson’s “J” is making waves The book made it to the Man Booker longlist before it made to the book shelves. It made the shortlist within days of...
2014/10/10 10:59
2014/10/10 10:59
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It is quite an interesting mix of authors in the fray this time for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. On the one hand we have Howard Jacobson who has been on the longlist and shorlist so often in the...
2014/10/08 18:12
2014/10/08 18:12
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Personally, I’ve always admired Professor George Levine’s approach. Levine announced to the world that he was cancelling all his classes to lock himself away for three months in 1973 to read Gravity’s...
2014/10/06 19:37
2014/10/06 19:37
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But while it's true that e-books show no signs of disappearing – the new Kindle Voyage launches next month hot on the heels of the "Kindle Unlimited" subscription service that came to the UK last...
2014/10/17 17:33
2014/10/17 17:33
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