BITM – Golden Booker

The English Patient wins public poll of best Man Booker in 50 years Golden Booker names Michael Ondaatje’s bestselling novel as public’s favourite winner Alison Flood The Guardian, Sun 8 Jul 2018  Michael Ondaatje speaks after being named the winner of the Golden Man Booker prize. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/PA Twenty six years ago, the panel of…

BITM – Man Booker Prize 2017 – Shortlist

Man Booker prize 2017: shortlist makes room for debuts alongside big names George Saunders, Fiona Mozley and Emily Fridlund are nominated for their first novels, alongside new books from Ali Smith and Paul Auster The 2017 shortlist (l-r): Fiona Mozley, Mohsin Hamid, Ali Smith, George Saunders, Emily Fridlund and Paul Auster. Composite: The Guardian Alison…

English – The Guardian – That’s the Way It Crumbles: The American Conquest of English by Matthew Engel – review

Matthew Engel urges us to hang tough against Americanisms in this entertaining history of linguistic imperialism Toilet training: is nowhere safe from the Americanisms that have been polluting our language for years?  Tim Adams Monday 3 July 2017 08.00 BSTLast modified on Tuesday 4 July 2017 11.49 BST Iworked for a few years in my 20s at the literary…