Man Booker Prize získal Američan Paul Beatty Man Booker Prize získal Američan Paul Beatty

Päťdesiatštyriročný rodák z Los Angeles dostal cenu za knihu The Sellout.

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The Latest and Best in Horror

New horror fiction includes “The Graveyard Apartment,” about a roomy flat that overlooks a temple, a burial ground and a crematory.

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Nonfiction: In Time for Halloween, a Taxonomy of Monsters

Leo Braudy’s “Haunted” probes the cultural and historical origins of ghosts, witches, vampires and zombies.

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The Corruption of Capitalism by Guy Standing review – work matters less than what you own

Our unfair system benefits rentiers, those who live on income from property and investments – from Goldman Sachs to Uber to landlords. Can capitalism be purified?The time would come, Marx and Engels thought, when there would be only two classes, the proletariat and the bourgeoisie, and all people would align their interests with them. The economist is known for his descriptions of a different...

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Lessons in liberation: the top 10 books of radical history

From CLR James to Emma Goldman, the often obscured stories of resistance to oppression can light the way for tomorrow’s revolutionaries. Here are some of the finestHistory began for me with my mother’s tales of Alfred burning the cakes and Robert the Bruce and the spider. Next came Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall’s – more kings, a few queens, some religious martyrs and the Empire. I gazed...

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Enough Said by Mark Thompson review – how to save political debate

From Thatcher to Trump … this excellent book by the former BBC director general asks what has gone wrong with the language of politics and argues for a new kind of speechDuring the debates on in 2009, Republicans picked up on a part of the bill that suggested the terminally ill should have access to voluntary end-of-life counselling sessions, paid for by Medicare. Sarah Palin, or a rhetorical...

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Sex, violence and The Vegetarian: the brutality of Han Kang's Booker winner

Given that Koreans enjoy a low rate of violent crime by international standards, how are we to comprehend the seeming ubiquity of abuse and madness in Korean fiction?The verdict is in. Han Kang’s The Vegetarian has not only received glowing praise in British and American media; it was the first Korean novel to be shortlisted for – – a Booker Prize. One reviewer found it “glorious,” a...

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YouTube stars the Sidemen are frontrunners in race for Christmas books No 1

Figures show that game-playing vloggers’ print debut sold more than 26,000 copies in its first three days on sale last weekA week after the starting gun was fired on , YouTube superstars have emerged in front of the likes of Jamie Oliver and Guy Martin in the battle for the No 1 spot.Last week saw 219 new books published on what the Bookseller magazine has christened “Super Thursday”, the...

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Turned down 18 times. Then Paul Beatty won the Booker …

Publisher after publisher reckoned Paul Beatty’s satire The Sellout was too hot to handle. Was it the segregation? The slavery? Or just that he wrung so much humour out of it? He’s having the last laugh now. The Man Booker winner tells allPaul Beatty may be the first American to win the Man Booker prize, after that made authors of any nationality eligible for the £50,000 award, so long as...

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Brendan King, Beryl Bainbridge's biographer - webchat

After working for 23 years as Bainbridge’s amenuensis - and helping with her final novel - Brendan King is perfectly placed to answer your questions. Join him at 1pm BST on Friday 28 October, or leave your questions here 6.11pm BST I’m pleased to say that on Friday 28 October Beryl Bainbridge biographer Brendan King will be here to answer questions about the great writer.Not only did Brendan...

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