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2015 Man Booker Shortlist

The judges have announced the 2015 shortlist for the Man Booker Prize and the list is full of interesting choices. The judges commented on the different writing styles, the literary backgrounds of the writers and the cultural heritage. The list includes both new and well known, established authors including Tom McCarthy and Anne Tyler. The winner will […]

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Philip Hensher talks about ‘The Northern Clemency’

Philip Hensher drew from his experience growing up in Sheffield, England to write his book The Northern Clemency. The novel  set in 1970’s Britain,  painting a portrait of the country’s social landscape during the Thatcher era, was shortlisted for the 2008 Man Booker Prize. Hensher’s earlier book, The Mulberry Empire was longlisted for the Man […]

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Booker Prize Quiz

The Guardian has posted another one of its super hard book quizzes’, this time about past Booker Prizes… I always do terribly on these and this time was no exception, scoring six out of 12.

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