Tags » Booker Prize

‘A Little Life’ by Hanya Yanagihara

On the front cover of the book are single word quotations from UK newspapers, including ‘astonishing’, ‘devastating’ and ‘extraordinary’. These are all true of A Little Life… 703 more words


The Sense of Ending: in praise of the concise novel

Disappearing into Julian Barnes’s 2011 Booker prize-winning novel, The Sense of an Ending was so pleasurable an experience that I read his short 163 page novella twice. 683 more words

Book And Movies

The Gathering - Anne Enright

Book #9b

Reviewer: Ms Oh Waily

Published in 2007, this novel won the Man Booker Prize in the same year and two further Irish book awards the following year. 549 more words


I'm Trying To Prove Short Stories Are Popular

I am crowd-funding a collection of short stories.  As I’m sure many of you have found out, short story collections are not looked upon favourably by agents or publishers in the UK. 461 more words

Short Stories

The Luminaries - Eleanor Caton

I’ve had this author-signed copy of The Luminaries, winner of the 2013 Man Booker prize on my bookshelf waiting to be read for a couple of years. 567 more words


100 Beautiful POC - Day 26

Michael Ondaatje

Born in Sri Lanka, Michael Ondaatje is a Booker-Prize winning novelist and poet, describing himself as “‘a mongrel of place. Of race. Of cultures. 357 more words

100 Beautiful POC

Cambria Press Publication Review: Behind Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet

Congratulations to Professor Janis Haswell on the review of her two-volume book by Harvard Review, which commends the publication because it “brings new and welcome insight into the man and the artist. 93 more words

Academic Libraries Book Recommendations