Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2016 announced
Oct02

Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2016 announced

2016 Man Booker Prize Shortlist The shortlist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize was announced last week, along with the new Man Booker International Prize, awarded to works translated into English. Let...

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Book Review – We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Jan16

Book Review – We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

We are all completely beside ourselves / Karen Joy Fowler. If there is one thing that novels, television, and movies have taught me, it’s that having a psychologist for a parent does not augur...

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Man Booker Prize Winner 2015
Oct14

Man Booker Prize Winner 2015

A brief history of seven killings by Marlon James has won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.  The award was announced last night  in London. Marlon James, who now lives in the USA, is the first...

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New Zealander Eleanor Catton wins the Man Booker Prize
Oct17

New Zealander Eleanor Catton wins the Man Booker Prize

The Luminaries is the novel; described by Robert Macfarlane, the chair of the judging panel, as a “dazzling work, luminous, vast” and “extraordinarily gripping”. Eleanor is the youngest ever winner...

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For the love of India

I had my mother visit me from India a couple of weeks back. Amongst the enriching conversations we had over a million cups of ‘chai’ tea was how India was modern, innovative and rapidly changing on...

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