Tag Archive: Eleanor Catton

Sep 15

And here we go again – The Man Booker Prize 2015 shortlist…

About 90 minutes ago the judges of this year’s Man Booker award announced the 2015 shortlist.  Below are the finalists:   Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (Oneworld Publications) Tom McCarthy, Satin Island (Jonathan Cape) Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen (ONE, Pushkin Press) Sunjeev Sahota, The Year of the Runaways (Picador) Anne Tyler, A Spool of Blue Thread (Chatto & Windus) …

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Jan 08

My Top 13 Books of 2014

I read 79 novels or author collections in 2014. Of those, 31 were written by woman and 48 were written by men.  49 of the novels were “core” genre in that they were recognisably written or published by someone involved in the SF/F scene.  The other 39 would be classified as literary novels.  I’m insane …

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Oct 15

And the Winner of the Man Booker Prize is…

… Australia’s very own Richard Flanagan with his brilliant, ambitious novel, The Narrow Road To The Deep North. In my roundup of the Booker novels I thought Flanagan would take home the cold hard cash. The fact that I was right not only boosts my already large ego but fills with nationalistic glee. Seriously, it’s …

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