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‘Such a Long Journey’ by Rohinton Mistry

Eloquent and assured, after a slow start Such a Long Journey develops into a riveting narrative set in 1971 Bombay on the eve of the Indian-Pakistan war and the birth of an independent Bangladesh. 443 more words


Selection Day, by Aravind Adiga

I was slow to warm to this, but I soon found myself thoroughly attached to Manju and his battle to come to terms with what he really wanted from life. 223 more words


The Many, by Wyl Menmuir

I thought I wasn’t interested in this year’s Booker shortlist: it looked rather mundane to me.  But then I read Karen’s review of The Many… 873 more words


It's Bookermas Time!

Booookermas time, mistletoe and wine,

(or biscuits and tea, if you’re me)

Happy Bookermas everyone! Right now Father Booker is looking at his short list, deciding whose publisher to reward with a spike in sales and author with an interview in the Guardian. 254 more words


Booker Prize winner Ben Okri coming to the uni

Booker Prize-winning novelist Ben Okri is to visit the university for a special literary event.

The celebrated author will appear at the Logie lecture theatre on October 11, where he will read extracts from his Booker-winning book… 179 more words


Words ot the Week 36/2016 - William Golding

Words ot the Week 36/2016

William Golding

Sir William Gerald Golding CBE (19 September 1911 – 19 June 1993) was a British novelist, playwright, and poet. 79 more words


Hot Milk — Deborah Levy

In Hot Milk, Sofia, our narrator, has abandoned a doctorate in anthropology to care for her mother, Rose, whose legs are failing her. They are visiting a coastal area of southern Spain to attend a clinic run by a Doctor Gómez, their last-ditch attempt to discover the root of Rose’s condition. 222 more words