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Jenny’s Reads: Award Winners and More Books to Read

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So there we are. It’s done and it’s dusted and a great deal of bubbly has been consumed. Of course, I am talking (finally) about the Sunday Times Literary Awards. In case you haven’t heard, the prestigious Alan Paton Award went to Bongani Ngqulunga for The Man Who Founded the ANC: A Biography of Pixley […]

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Man Booker & Man Booker International: A History of Winners

From Themanbookerprize.com The Man Booker Prize The prize, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008 after launching in 1969, aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. To maintain the consistent excellence of […]

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The Man Booker Shortlist for 2012 Announced

The Man Booker judges have selected the final six books for the prestigious Booker prize. The judges had this to say about the finalists: Peter Stothard, Chair of judges, comments: “After re-reading an extraordinary longlist of twelve, it was the pure power of prose that settled most debates. We loved the shock of language shown […]

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