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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Jonathon Taylor speaking at the award of the Man Booker Prize 2011

    ... Man Group we are also reaching blind and partially sighted people through the RNIB which is making available brail and talking books ... longlist should be available for blind and partially sighted people to enjoy. It goes beyond simple reading. The Man Booker Prize takes ...

    SimonSingleton - 25.07.16

  4. 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 - 25.07.16

  5. Weekly Roundup: A new look judging panel, high places for The Lowland and more votes for Catton

    ... has a sort of double vision of America as I do, as many people do, many people who have been both brought up and bred within America but also have a ...

    Leah - 25.07.16

  6. 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 - 25.07.16

  7. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, award winning novelist and screenwriter, dies at 85

    ... quite withdrawn but she was extraordinarily interested in people. She was an accurate commentator on the world around her. She had the rare gift of observation that comes from people born into a completely different culture who have had to learn a new ...

    Leah - 01.06.16

  8. To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris - Shortlist author interview

    ... so fascinates you? Significance for a lot of people comes from children and hobbies. But most of us can’t spend our days ... of real life. Which requires disconnecting. Which makes people very anxious. No one wants to miss out on anything. And the Internet is ...

    Leah - 25.07.16

  9. Buy a book, save a shop

    ... by the Tinseltown stuff and has found the time to remind people that books are worth cherishing. Nicholls is a former bookseller and so ...

    Leah - 11.01.17

  10. Weekly Roundup: Reactions to the expansion announcement

    ... of the traditions of the Booker, and I can understand some people feeling a bit miffed, but the world has changed and it no longer makes ... higher, but I think this is great news for UK readers—the people out there who are actually buying the books” The changes to ...

    Leah - 25.07.16