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The Golden Man Booker Prize

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Man Booker Prize and the organisers have launched a one-off prize to celebrate the best of the winning novels to date. 465 more words


Confessions of a Book Award Junkie

There is always controversy over book awards.  Recently 30 publishers in the UK signed a letter to the organizers of the Man Booker Prize asking that the decision to include Americans  be overturned.  1,024 more words

This is a call anyone want be a shadow Man booker international 2018 juror member ? update

I have with Tony of Tony’s reading list have run for the past six years a shadow jury for the old IFFP prize and the last two Man Booker international prizes over this time we have reviewed every book on the longlist. 156 more words


Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016) by Madeleine Thien

I took the first week of the New Year off work to give myself time to recuperate from all the usual Christmas excesses. It didn’t go exactly to plan because, in between catching up on sleep and reading my new books, I took it in to my head to paint the bedroom and this inevitably took longer, and involved more effort, than I had expected. 643 more words

Final Thoughts/reviews

‘Quarantine’ by Jim Crace

The story of Christ in the wilderness for forty days is hardly an obvious subject for a known atheist. But that’s exactly what Quarantine is – award-winning Jim Crace’s fifth novel. 345 more words


My take on 'Exit West by Mohsin Hamid'

I read Exit West by Mohsin Hamid last month along with my book buddy Anjly and a few others on Instagram for our #manbooker17readalong. To be honest, I was bitterly disappointed by this novel. 799 more words