Monthly Archives: October 2016

And The Winner Is…

Paul Beatty for The Sellout. Something of a surprise winner. Probably a good indication I should reread it! Anyway, it’s been an interesting year, a worthy set of novels, and a bunch of writers well worth your time! (And don’t … Continue reading

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His Bloody Project — Graeme Macrae Burnet

In a year with a surprising shortlist (big names failing to make the shortlist, or even the longlist, and a short story collection), His Bloody Project has to be one of the less likely nominees. Published by Contraband, the crime … Continue reading

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All That Man Is — David Szalay

All That Man Is is not a novel. This does not make it unique: William Trevor’s novella, Reading Turgenev was nominated in 1991, and Alice Munro’s collection of short stories, The Beggar Maid, won the prize in 1980. But it … Continue reading

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Do Not Say We Have Nothing — Madeleine Thien

So October is finally here and more Man Booker nominees are arriving in the mail! Next up is Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing, which shall be closely followed by David Szalay’s All That Man Is. As it … Continue reading

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