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  1. Edward Docx shortlisted for Orwell Prize

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    Prospect‘s Edward Docx has another accolade to add to his mantle. Today it was announced that he’s been shortlisted for the 2012 Orwell Prize. The prize is awarded each year to writers who exemplify Orwell’s ambition “to make political writing into an art.”  His first novel, The Calligrapher, was selected...
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    When EL Doctorow gave his first novel to his publishers, they asked for their advance back… You need to be logged in to see this part of the content. Please either subscribe or Login to access.
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    Forget the best September 11th novel—there are far more contenders for the worst…. You need to be logged in to see this part of the content. Please either subscribe or Login to access.
  4. Michael Ondaatje in conversation

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    In Michael Ondaatje’s latest novel, The Cat’s Table (Cape), an 11-year-old boy boards an ocean liner bound for England from Ceylon, a journey the author made himself in 1954. For the narrator and his two young companions, the ship becomes a privileged place of freedom as they range ‘all over...
  5. Prospect summer recommends: The Unnamed

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    The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris (Viking, £12.99) Joshua Ferris’s second novel The Unnamed is a book I wish I’d written. He takes an apparently outlandish idea—a mysterious, undiagnosable physical and/or mental condition—and makes us believe in it, care about it, fear it. The story which unfolds is as cruel, dark...


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