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The Man Booker Prize 2023

The Man Booker Prize shortlist for 2023 has been announced, and this one is quite special – the shortlist exclusively contains first-time nominees, and two debut novels. A little background…

The History of the Women’s Prize for Fiction

For a prize that has been awarded for fewer than thirty years, the Women’s Prize for Fiction has no shortage of history or controversy. The idea for the award first…

Book Club Society discusses The Vegetarian by Han Kang

A new society at the university, Book Club Soc had their first meeting on 30 September. The meeting was an unexpectedly riotous success, seeing more than 40 people show up…

Dirt Road

An introverted yet adventurous 16-year-old, musical-minded Murdo is ready to fly what remains of the nest, following the successive losses of his mother and sister to a hereditary form of…

Man Booker Prize 2016: The Sellout

The Sellout tells the implausible yet hilarious story of a black man who lands himself in Supreme Court for reintroducing segregation in the ‘agrarian ghetto’ of Dickens, a forgotten place…

Man Booker Prize 2016: Hot Milk

Johannesburg-born Brit Deborah Levy is no stranger to the Man Booker shortlist, having found her way there with 2013’s Swimming Home. Twice a shortlister and also bookies’ favourite, Hot Milk…