Tag Archive: Richard Flanagan

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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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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