Archive for October, 2007

Nursery crimes

I have just interviewed author Scarlett Thomas for the wonderful Mslexia, a magazine for women writers that should be read by anyone who writes. You can subscribe by clicking on this link. The interview concentrates on Scarlett’s latest novel, The End of Mr Y, and ranges into linguistics, Derrida, Nietzsche,
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Culture Clubs

The Deal: The Official Magazine of The London Book Fair, Autumn 2007 After too many readings in drafty bookshops with audiences more interested in how to get published than his novel, Patrick Neate decided to do something radical: he launched Book Slam, a “night club for grown ups” with DJs
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What’s on my Christmas list?

A few people have asked me to recommend a few books for Christmas, so here are the books I shall be buying for friends and family this year – if you are one of that group, look away now! But before giving my recommendations (which are in no particular order),
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