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  1. 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 - 25.07.16

  2. 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 - 28.12.16

  3. Man Booker Prize 2011 longlist: Yvvette Edwards interview

    ... things that trouble me, or actions I don't understand. Why people are motivated to act in particular ways is a kind of nerdy obsession I ... MBP: Are any of your characters based on people you know? YE: No, but the character who bears the strongest ...

    SimonSingleton - 07.02.17

  4. 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

  5. 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 - 25.07.16

  6. Elaine Showalter discusses the work of Chinua Achebe at the Man Booker International prize in Fiction, June 28, 2007

    ... freedom of expression by which the personal lives of the people of Africa have been shaped.” He has also been a fierce and courageous ... developments in the world. His fourth novel, A Man of the People (1966), so accurately predicted a military coup in Nigeria that he was ...

    Leah - 25.07.16

  7. An interview with Sarah Waters

    ... but with the Man Booker endorsement it does encourage people to pick me up in a way they mightn’t otherwise have done. ... But, balancing that was the knowledge that there were people waiting for another book from me. On the whole there’s always the ...

    Julia - 10.01.17

  8. 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 - 25.07.16

  9. Man Booker Prize 2011 longlist: Patrick McGuinness interview

    ... 'The Paris of the East', it was easy to love. As were the people, who were hard and resilient. I describe Bucharest being like a cross ... onto what one might call 'world events'. I believe that people and places, are most themselves, they become their own essence, when ...

    SimonSingleton - 20.12.16

  10. Marlon James holds do-gooders to account

    ... recognising that ‘We need to get active. We need to hold people accountable. We need to accept that what hurts one of us hurts all of ... video ever with 7 million views. One wonders whether people would be listening so intently were he not the Man Booker winner? ...

    Leah - 10.08.16