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Monday, June 20, 2005

Booker Booking

The official "long shortlist" meeting of Man Booker judges takes place only on August 10. But, reports The Times (UK), the judges have already met for an informal lunch where three front-runners have emerged: Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go, Ian McEwan's Saturday and Julian Barnes' yet-to-be-published Arthur And George.

(Irrelevant addendum: In the same paper, Jane Shilling's article on British cleanliness has this memorable aside: "One of the most remarkable pieces of modern literary criticism I have ever read concerned the writer Julian Barnes, who, wrote the critic, 'looks like the sort of man who washes his hands too often'.)"

2 Comments:

  • Hi, are you the same JAP that used to be on rediffblogs once?

    By Blogger Parii, at 12:05 PM  

  • No, another person entirely. Perhaps the person you refer to is the original Prufrock, who can be found here:

    http://www.sadoldbong.blogspot.com/

    By Blogger PrufrockTwo, at 1:10 PM  

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