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20 Feb 2015

Ishiguro channels Clint Eastwood

Who would have thought that the author who brought us Stevens the butler in Remains of the Day (Man Booker winner in 1989) has secretly been harbouring a desire to write about that staple of film Westerns, a lone man on a horse? It has, it seems, long been Kazuo Ishiguro's wish and it has now come to fruition with his new novel The Buried Giant.
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13 Feb 2015

Ismail Kadare's contentment

The Albanian novelist Ismael Kadare was recently in Israel to pick up the Jerusalem Prize ‘for work which best expresses and promotes the idea of the freedom of the individual in society’. Previous winners include Arthur Miller, Haruki Murakami and 1998 Man Booker winner Ian McEwan.
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09 Feb 2015

The Man Booker International Prize 2015 finalists to be announced at the University of Cape Town

The Man Booker International Prize will announce the list of finalists for 2015 at the University of Cape Town, South Africa on Tuesday 24 March 2015. The finalists will be announced at a press conference by Dame Marina Warner, chair of the 2015 judges
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06 Feb 2015

Cromwell, quick or slow?

Three episodes in and the nation's press continues with its Wolf Hall obsession.
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30 Jan 2015

Wild about Wolf Hall

‘How to describe the viewing nation’s response to the first instalment?’ asked John Sutherland of the initial television outing of Wolf Hall.
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22 Jan 2015

Professor John Bayley dies aged 89

Professor John Bayley, Dame Iris Murdoch’s widower and former Booker Prize Chair, died aged 89 on 12 January 2015.
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