Tag Archive: Goldsmith Prize

Nov 25

Book Review: The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth

The TL;DR Review For Those Who Haven’t Read The Book  What’s The Book About? The Battle of Hastings and the Norman invasion of England.  It’s told through the eyes of an Anglo-Saxon farmer and freeman named Buccmaster.  Following the death of his wife and sons he hides in the forest looking to plot revenge against …

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Nov 20

Book Review: The Absent Therapist by Will Eaves

Because not every review can be 1,000 words long, I’m going to keep my remarks about The Absent Therapist nice and short.  Just like the novel. Except it’s not really a novel, but a collection of disparate voices, a series of vignettes that jump from person to person.  It’s a bit like walking through a …

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Nov 18

Book Review: Outline by Rachel Cusk

The TL;DR Review For Those Who Haven’t Read The Book  What’s The Book About? Faye flies to Greece to give a two-day writing class.  Each chapter is made up of the conversations she has on her trip.  It’s also a book where the narrator barely makes an impression and what’s discussed mostly centres on broken …

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Nov 16

Book Review: In The Light of What We Know by Zia Haider Rahman

The TL;DR Review For Those Who Haven’t Read The Book  What’s The Book About? It’s a conversation or confession between two close friends – Zafar and an unnamed narrator – who haven’t seen each other in six years.  It’s about colonialism, class, the Global Financial Crisis, maths (especially Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem) and the Bangladesh War …

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Oct 02

The shortlist for the Goldsmith Prize

It would seem that the shortlist for the Goldsmith Award has been announced. The prize is awarded to the most innovative, experimental novel written in 2014. This years nominees are: Outline by Rachel Cusk (Faber & Faber) The Absent Therapist by Will Eaves (CB Editions) J by Howard Jacobson (Jonathan Cape) The Wake by Paul …

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