All posts tagged: Man Booker Prize

What a book can do for you

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Not so often do I find a book I really love. Almost never do I find a book that turns me into a better person, somehow. This is the author of one of them, Ruth Ozeki — The book is A Tale for the Time Being, and was shortlisted for last year’s Man Booker Prize. Related articles Ruth Ozeki: The Granta Podcast, Ep. 87 A tale for the time being, by Ruth Ozeki A Tale […]

The Stranger’s Child

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Alan Hollinghurst’s “The Stranger’s Child” Review : The New Yorker. That which I am reading now. Yes, I have a definite Booker bent to my reading tastes. No, this book didn’t win the Booker, but another of the author’s books did — The Line of Beauty. And I wouldn’t have found this here book — The Stranger’s Child — without having been curious about its author’s other books, on account of the prize win. Related articles The Line […]

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Michael Ondaatje, The Cat’s Table Related articles The Cat’s Table – Michael Ondaatje ( On a Mystery Voyage with Michael Ondaatje ( ‘The Cat’s Table’ by Michael Ondaatje ( The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje: review ( Books of The Times: ‘The Cat’s Table,’ by Michael Ondaatje – Review (

The state of women in British Literature.


Image by Getty Images via Daylife One thing about this year’s Man Booker award process just struck me as I was sitting here waiting for my doctor’s appointment (regular checkup, nothing scary): there were three women up for the prize. And in none of the commentary that I saw was it mentioned that three women writers were up for the prize, and how would they fare? It was simply that the merits of each book […]