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Opinions on the Man Booker Prize
While the bookies reckon the prize will go to Tom McCarthy’s novel C, there’s still plenty of conversation around the world’s most influential prize.
Australian critic and blogger, James Bradley called McCarthy’s novel a “dark horse candidate” but was “pleased” to see Carey on the list. Bradley laments the absence of Christos Tsiolkas’ The Slap and David Mitchell’s The Thousand Autumns of Jacob…
Welcome to the World Comics Capital
Mike Shuttleworth has just visited Angoulême, France, for the 38th Festival international de la bande dessinée, the world’s biggest international comics festival. In a cross-post from his blog, he tells us what he found there.
Imagine the crowd at the MCG, the AFL grand final. Double it and then add a few thousand more. More than 200,000 people turned up for the 38th Angoulême…
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