Tag Archive: Howard Jacobson

Nov 26

So Who Should Have Won The Goldsmith Prize

As I announced in this post the winner of the Goldsmith Prize was Ali Smith for How To Be Both.  But did it deserve the 10,000 pounds? Before I answer this momentous question, here’s a refresher of the books that were nominated: Outline by Rachel Cusk (Faber & Faber) The Absent Therapist by Will Eaves (CB …

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Oct 01

So, who should win this year’s Man Booker?

I’ve now read all six books nominated for this year’s Man Booker prize and it’s a strong list of novels. This is the first time I’ve read through an entire Man Booker shortlist so I can’t say with any confidence whether the strength of the list is typical of what the judges regularly serve up …

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