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Mark’s Say, August 2017

I’m looking forward to the Melbourne Writers Festival: still going strong, since 1986. It’s director Lisa Dempster’s last MWF, and she and her colleagues have combined their creative talents to make sure her last Festival will be truly memorable. This year’s theme is Revolution. Lisa writes: ‘When systems fall into crisis and we are entrenched in …

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Man Booker Prize longlist 2017

The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize has been announced.

Here is the full list of 13 titles:

4321 by Paul Auster Days Without End by Sebastian Barry History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Solar Bones by Mike McCormack Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor Elmet by Fiona Mozley The Ministry of Utmos

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A reading list for fans of GLOW

We’re big fans of Netflix’s new TV show, GLOW, which draws its inspiration from Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling – a real syndicated women’s professional wrestling circuit of the 80s. If you also loved this show and are already anticipating its return, you might be tempted by these literary suggestions. The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker – Like G

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