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The longlist and the...

Usually, early reaction to the announcement of The Booker Prize longlist has a degree of

The 2020 Booker Prize...

The longlist, or ‘The Booker Dozen’, for The 2020 Booker Prize is announced today, Tuesday 28

Why pithy is good

Often, when discussing a book, it is hard to say exactly why it is so good. It is obvious it is

A memory of the forgotten

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa, translated by Stephen Snyder, is set on an island where

A Booker Prize singalong

The association of words with music is as old as literature itself – after all, tales were sung