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  1. Chigozie Obioma - Longlist author interview

    ... not wholly. The idea of Nigeria did not come from us—the people. It was foreign, external. We were on our own, doing our various things. We were many tribes and nations. Some of the people were farmers, some were herbalists, and even some fishermen. Then the ...

    Leah - 20.07.18

  2. Weekly Roundup: The bestselling books of 2013 so far and more literary prizes

    ... “The decline of Russian literature is only spoken about by people who do not read, or read sporadically.” Plus ça change – it is ...

    Leah - 08.03.19

  3. Mistaking Mantel

    ... our future queen that were taken to be slighting (largely by people who didn't attend the lecture itself or read the transcript). The ... screenplay, has enjoyed the  experience : “You subject people to your dream for two hours in this dark space, it is an extraordinary ...

    Leah - 30.09.18

  4. Weekly Roundup: Failing, Plotting and Casting

    ... wasted whole years writing the wrong things for the wrong people.” Howard Jacobson (winner 2010) trumped them all by starting his ...

    Leah - 24.12.18

  5. A* grade in the Man Booker GCSE

    ... other criticised it. But what the brouhaha has done is make people ask what books they would replace the Steinbeck and the Lee with that ...

    Leah - 24.12.18

  6. Recollections of the Man Booker Prize from the Director of the National Literacy Trust

    ... history of the Prize. "The Man Booker Prize gets people reading not only by awarding a Prize but also by stimulating debate. And ... of the 1985 Judges, tells him that Keri Hulme’s ‘Bone People’ would win the Booker Prize “over my dead body”. Well it did , ...

    Leah - 04.07.18

  7. Laila Lalami - Longlist author interview

    ... the American writer Dolen Perkins-Valdez. It’s about three people who arrive in Chicago to start new lives after the end of the Civil War. ... the crew of the Narváez expedition, and the indigenous people it encountered in America, there were many interesting characters: ...

    Leah - 20.07.18

  8. Anne Tyler - Longlist author interview

    ... I've been surprised and touched by how many people in Baltimore have heard about the longlist.  Baltimore is not a ... response I find most interesting.  Histrionic, excitable people always seem to me to have fewer layers to them.   ...

    Leah - 20.07.18

  9. Marilynne Robinson - Longlist author interview

    ... a decade with the family are they almost as real as the people you know? They do feel like people I know. And I have to be faithful to the way that I know them—they are ...

    Leah - 20.07.18

  10. Rick Gekoski: 'In Praise Of Philip Roth'

    ... understood, says: "...one never knows what other people are fucking talking about... We were supposed to speak the same language ... adults and children, men and women, English and Americans, people of different faiths, backgrounds, or classes. "Oh man, you don't know ...

    SimonSingleton - 25.07.16