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  1. Man Booker Prize 2011 shortlist: Esi Edugyan interview

    ... black woman, I began to wonder about the experience of black people who had lived in Germany in the past, specifically during the Third ... no. There still are so few sources specifically about black people under the Third Reich. I did find a few excellent books, the best of ...

    SimonSingleton - 25.07.16

  2. Longlist author insights

    ... some level the book is entirely about the various strategies people develop to bolster and maintain their mental toughness in golf and in ... I did start writing it, there was this idea of places and people associated with safety or shelter or comfort but simultaneously having ...

    Natalie - 20.07.18

  3. Dame Stella Rimington’s speech From the Man Booker Prize 2011

    ... banning of books - a new Index- instead of awarding a prize. People are still free to write their novels how they please, and publishers to ... response - the personal response of 5 very different people to the books they have in front of them. The Man Booker prize ...

    SimonSingleton - 20.07.18

  4. Man Booker books in a bucket

    ... is Jarvis Cocker who penned the Britpop anthem Common People – a term I'm sure he wouldn't dare apply to Mantel or Waters. ...

    Leah - 15.10.18

  5. Ishiguro channels Clint Eastwood

    ... somebody who belongs to a more violent world. And peaceful people need him when violence is needed, but he’s not really welcome in a ... Samurai tales I grew up on. If it’s conceivable that the people of the time had these superstitions or beliefs, then I would allow ...

    Leah - 23.01.19

  6. Man Booker Prize 2011 longlist: Jane Rogers interview

    ... Once I started to think about the way young people might respond to a biological disaster, it seemed to me to chime in very much with the way many people feel about the world now, that is to say, that a wholesale rejection of ...

    SimonSingleton - 21.02.17

  7. An interview with Kazuo Ishiguro

    ... around the prize has changed a lot over that time. People tend to behave better these days, especially at the prize-giving dinner. ... was open bitching between rival authors and publishers, people pulled disgusted faces at the announcement, and unsuccessful authors ...

    Julia - 04.07.18

  8. Longlist author insights - What has it been like to be longlisted?

    ... I long to discuss golf again. I love golf! I live for golf! People avoid me at bus stops. Ned Beauman : The effect on my sales ... and it's very strange to think of such a wide audience of people reading (and perhaps enjoying) what I had always thought of as such a ...

    Natalie - 18.07.18

  9. Weekly Roundup: Whaletown, Zimbabwe and India

    ... understand anything, I felt like the country had changed the people and culture and I just felt like an outsider in my home. So I would be having conversations and I'd just tune out, and yet people didn't realise what was happening, that I was home but I was also ...

    Leah - 08.09.18

  10. Is Lydia Davis a poet?

    ... nothing, or next to nothing. Some kind of flicker or tingle. People don't always like this word but it's done by art. There's some kind of ... understand it but it's art, and art is something some people have and some people don't.” This may seem unarguable to most ...

    Leah - 20.07.18