New Zealand author Eleanor Catton has become the youngest winner of the Man Booker Prize for The Luminaries, a novel set in her homeland in the 19th century that explores identity, greed and human...
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How to Write Fiction
Guardian Books (e-book)
The word on the street is that this year's Man Booker Prize is the most unpredictable since, well, last year. For once, however, the rumour-mongers have a point.
Verner and Gillian Bickley aren't your average emeritus academics. Sharp and full of energy, they act more like start-up entrepreneurs.
Making an Elephant
by Graham Swift
by Anita Brookner
1 The last novel you read was ...
a. on your school syllabus
b. on The New York Times best-seller list
c. in the 1990s
2 Your bookcase is...
The White Tiger
by Aravind Adiga
Atlantic Books HK$104
The newspaper 'experts' nodded smugly and sagely; the bookmakers backed them up; the public - at least the book-reading minority - knew it; the bookshop stockists and the university professors...