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13 Mar

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★ The Guardian ★ Man Booker International and the Women’s prize for fiction: where to start reading? – books podcast

Taking a look at the two big prizes announced this week, Claire, Sian and Richard discuss which books they’re excited to read and discover on the Man Booker International prize for translated fiction and the Women’s prize for fiction (previously known as the Baileys prize). Then Richard sits down with Imogen Hermes Gowar, one of […]

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10 Oct

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★ New York Times ★ 10 French Novels to Read Now

By Mira Kandar for the New York Times “Despentes is France’s most famous bad-girl author. A rape survivor who has worked as a prostitute and a housemaid, Despentes’ unapologetically feminist eye picks out the telling details of contemporary French society’s casual ennui and petty hypocrisies. Her “Vernon Subutex” series of novels — there are three […]

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01 Aug

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★ Book Blast ★ Review | Virginie Despentes, Vernon Subutex 1

Book Blast Diary “Vernon Subutex 1 is universal in its portrayal of the harshness of urban life and the evolution of Western society over the last 25 years or so. Paris has always been an international cultural crossroads where celebrities from the worlds of fashion, music, art, literature and politics converge. Not much has been […]

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23 Jul

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★ The Times ★ Book Review: Vernon Subutex 1

Review by David Mills for The Sunday Times “Her latest novel, Vernon Subutex 1… is brimming with sex, violence and deviant behaviour, but thankfully without the nihilism and gratuitous shock tactics” Read full article…

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