Tag Archive: Paul Kingsnorth

Apr 03

The Desmond Elliott longlist has been announced

For those of you not aware, since 2007 the Desmond Elliott prize has been awarded annually to the best first novel written in English and published in the UK.  As with some of the more prestigious literary awards, a longlist is first announced which is then whittled down to three finalists.  This years longlist is …

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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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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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