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Booker Longlist Announced
The Booker Prize longlist for 2011 has been released. The judges chose books that include “one former Man Booker Prize winner; two previously shortlisted writers and one longlisted author; four first time novelists and three Canadian writers”. The longlist is:
Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape - Random House)
Sebastian Barry, On Canaan’s Side (Faber)
Carol Birch, Jamrach’s Menagerie (Canongate Books)
Everything Old is New Again
There’s hardly a writer who isn’t familiar with the horrors of completing funding applications. Sometimes it feels like they are specifically designed to filter out all but the most doggedly souls. So writers everywhere will be heartened by the rise and rise of a new model of raising funds for projects. It’s called crowd funding, and it’s typified by such websites as Kickstarter, one…
At Home With Monica McInerney
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Toni Jordan kicks off this interview with Monica McInerney by reading one of her favourite extracts from At Home With The Templetons. As Australia’s bestselling female author McInerney talks about her writing process of “ambling about the streets of Dublin talking to myself”. She explores her motivations for writing books about family such as Those Faraday Girls and The…
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