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16 May

Posted by: Webmaster G | event

★ Foyles Literary Event ★ Charlie Higson and MBI2018 translators in discussion

Thursday 17th May 2018 7pm – 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event In anticipation of the Man Booker International Prize winner announcement on Tuesday 22nd May, join some of the finest international translators working with the English language today for a discussion of their craft… The evening will consist of a discussion from the […]

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10 May

Posted by: Webmaster G | reviews

★ THE BROOKLYN RAIL ★ Review: Vernon Subutex 1

Virginie Despentes’s Vernon Subutex 1: review by Rebecca Rukeyser … The characters in Vernon Subutex 1, in all their livid ugliness, thrust the reader into unexpected empathy. Vernon is a hangdog Everyman even at his most cretinous, and the most unsavory of his hosts reveal anguish layered under their scar tissue. Vernon Subutex grinds you […]

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02 May

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★ The Guardian ★ Vernon Subutex 1 by Virginie Despentes review – foul-mouthed satire of modern France

“With the first in a picaresque trilogy, now shortlisted for the Man Booker international prize, Virginie Despentes has delivered both an achingly cool punk burlesque and a satirical epic with nods to Rabelais and Swift. A foul-mouthed skewering of the morass that is modern society, and France in particular, the book is translated by Frank […]

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12 Apr

Posted by: Webmaster G | news

Vernon Subutex 1 short-listed for the The Man Booker International Prize 2018

The Man Booker International Prize today, Thursday 12 April, reveals the shortlist of six books in contention for the 2018 prize, which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world. The £50,000 prize for the winning book will be divided equally between its author and translator. The 2018 shortlist is as follows: […]

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