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Egan Gets a Visit from the Gong Squad
The winners of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize were announced overnight. The winner of the prize for fiction was Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Good Squad, a “an inventive investigation of growing up and growing old in the digital age, displaying a big-hearted curiosity about cultural change at warp speed.” A glowing review in the New York Review of Books called it “a…
The Dubious Honour of Bad Sex
Not sexy writing from Tsiolkas
Christos Tsiolkas joins the ranks of great novelists with his addition to the Literary Review’s Bad Sex in Fiction Award 2010.
The prize celebrates the worst depictions of intercourse in a novel that’s been written in the last year and Tsiolkas is apparently among the world’s worst writers of the hardest scene. Judges focussed on a particular passage…
Finding Our Flamingo: Rijn Collins on taxidermy, audio fiction and winning the inaugural Sarah Awards
Geordie Williamson Takes Out Pascall Prize for Criticism
“[I]n the early years of the 21st century, liberal America got its news from a satirical television program and its moral compass from a fortnightly journal of book reviews.” So writes Geordie Williamson in an essay this week in The Australian, asking why it is that after 9/11 the Daily Show and the New York Review of Books became such authoritative source of…
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