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Weekly Roundup: The Sisters Brothers gets a soundtrack

Weekly Roundup: The Sisters Brothers gets a soundtrack

Not every book is given an accompanying soundtrack, but Flavorwire has given Patrick deWitt’s 2011 Man Booker Prize-shortlisted The Sisters Brothers one.

In its series, Literary Mixtapes, Flavorwire put together hypothetical iPods for some of literature’s finest characters. Find out what Eli and Charlie Sisters would listen to and tweet us any songs you can imagine key characters from Man Booker Prize books listening to.

In another unique insight into the Man Booker Prize, acclaimed architect and the artist/author behind London Unfurled, Matteo Pericoli visited the house of Tim Parks, one of the judges behind the 2013 Man Booker International Prize.

Pericoli included Parks’ Milan condo in his Windows on the World series where he sketches the views seen by some of the world’s finest writers, authors and artists. See the view with a room on Matteo Pericolis Facebook page.

Meanwhile, this was a week for some of the Man Booker’s Irish authors to be interviewed. John Banville, author of The Sea, winner of the 2005 prize, talked to the Irish Independent about winning the Man Booker Prize, his next novel and his “many failures.”

Also in interview action this week was Roddy Doyle, author of Paddy Clarke, Ha, Ha, Ha which won the Booker in 1993. Doyle was on Australian news channel ABCs Lateline show talking about his life as a novelist after his appearance at the Sydney Writers Festival.

How many Man Booker Prize books have you read? Well, the Man vs Words blog is embarking on a challenge to read them all. It explains: “The post on Thursday the 24th May will introduce 1969 as a year. Then, over the next six weeks I will read and review all the books shortlisted for that year’s prize. Then...I write a post...about what I think should have won it.”

The blog is looking for people to join the challenge so let us know if you take part by tweeting us @manbookerprize

Patrick deWitt, shortlisted author for the 2011 Man Booker Prize
Patrick deWitt, shortlisted author for the 2011 Man Booker Prize