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The Guy Who Stayed Out of the Fold
The list of finalists for the 2011 Man Booker International Prize has been announced. The list includes Australian writer David Malouf. The £60,000 ($95,000) prize is awarded every two years to a writer whose work is widely available in English to recognise a lifetime’s achievement. The prize has been awarded three times: to Albanian Ismail Kadaré in 2005, Nigerian Chinua Achebe in 2007, and…
McEwan Criticises “Nihilism” of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
About a month ago we reported on Ian McEwan’s win of the Jerusalem Prize. McEwan’s acceptance of the prize led him to be accused of tacitly condoning some of the more controversial aspects of the Israeli government’s policy in relation to Palestinians and the occupied territories. McEwan himself defended the decision to accept the prize. The prestige of the Jerusalem Prize overshadows its modest…
Julia Gillard Delivers the PM’s Lit Prize
The winners for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced:Fiction
Dog Boy by Eva Hornung
What the judges said: “Hornung challenges us to believe that an abandoned child in a decaying city in deep winter can sympathetically enter the small, embattled but protective society of a dog pack. The resonances of the novel are bleak and unsettling…”Non-fiction
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