Tag Archive: Rachel Cusk

Dec 04

The New York Times Book Review’s Best Books of 2015

This is the one list I read that isn’t attached to an award but instead is a selection of the best books of 2015 as chosen by the editors of the New York Times Book Review section.  The full list is here but I’ll be only focussing on the 5 fiction novels.  And here they …

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Apr 14

Nominees announced for the Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction

Announced yesterday (or earlier this morning my time) were the six nominees for the Baileys Women’s Prize For Fiction.  You can check out the very schmick website here or, you know, lower your eyes and check out my faithful and mostly accurate reproduction of the list: Rachel Cusk – Outline Laline Paull – The Bees Kamila …

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Apr 10

Who Should Have Won This Year’s Folio Prize

Here is a reminder of the eight finalists of the Folio Prize, with a link to my reviews: 10:04 by Ben Lerner (Granta) All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews (Faber) Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill (Granta) Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Granta) Family Life by Akhil Sharma (Faber) How to Be Both by …

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Feb 10

The Shortlist for the Folio Prize has been announced

And here it is: 10:04 by Ben Lerner (Granta) All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews (Faber) Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill (Granta) Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (Granta) Family Life by Akhil Sharma (Faber) How to Be Both by Ali Smith (Hamish Hamilton) – read, not reviewed… yet. Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín …

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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 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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