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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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Snow quiz

The Guardian has a literary snow quiz in honour of Britain being 10 inches deep in the white stuff. I did very badly.

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Lost the TV Series – ABC Promotes the Show and Reading

Fans of the TV series Lost are eagerly anticipating tonight’s 2-hour season premiere. I, on the other hand, am disgracefully behind (although frantically trying to catch up) so am avoiding anything to do with the premiere including closing my eyes, plugging my ears and chanting “La-la-la-la-la-la” any time advertisements come on.  With the popularity of […]

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Penguin’s Retro Covers and Deluxe Editions

Further proof that our friends at Penguin are marketing geniuses. Penguin’s director of sales in Australia, Peter Blake, came up with the idea for ‘Popular Penguins’ 10 years ago, but higher-ups were skeptical whether the idea would be a success. Blake’s plan entailed re-releasing 50 titles (25 fiction, 25 non) in the original, now retro, […]

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Les Misérables – Court Case Ends & The Story Continues

A seven-year court battle between Victor Hugo‘s heirs and author, François Cérésa has ended with Cérésa being granted the right to publish sequels to the classic tale. Paris courts ruled that Les Mis is now in the public domain and therefore Cérésa has the right to continue the story of Cosette and her lover, Marius […]

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Halloween quiz

The Guardian has a Halloween quiz. It’s all about witches.

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