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Paul Lynch – “Art must be free, like dreams must be free”

How does it feel to be at festivals speaking about Prophet Song, which won the Booker? Have you been to India before? Paul Lynch, Winner of the 2023 Booker Prize for Prophet Song poses for the media with his trophy following the presentation ceremony in London on November 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali) It is an honour to be invited to any country to speak about my work, particularly India because I have never been here before. When you sit down and write a book, nobody is asking you to write it. There is…

Booker Prize 2020: The Shortlisted Novels You Should Read

The list of nominees for the most prestigious literary prize in Britain, 2020 Man Booker Prize, is out and it includes 6 books from various authors. Indian origin author Avni Doshi has made the cut for the 2020 Man Booker Prize for Literature with her book Burnt Sugar" in the shortlist announced in London. The five other books in the shortlist are The New Wilderness by Diane Cook (Oneworld Publications), This Mournable Body by Taitsi Dangarembga (Faber & Faber), The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste (Canongate Books),…

The 2022 International Booker Shortlist: Geetanjali Shree's Hindi Novel In The Running

Take a look at the complete shortlist of the 2022 International Booker Prize. Take a look at the complete shortlist of the 2022 International Booker Prize. FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS Read original article here Denial of responsibility! Techno Blender is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish…

‘This is a wake-up call’: Booker winner Paul Lynch on his novel about a fascist Ireland | Books

‘The universal trickster has been at work on my life in all sorts of wild ways,” Irish novelist Paul Lynch tells me the morning after he was awarded the Booker Prize for his novel Prophet Song, which imagines Ireland taken over by a fascist regime. It has been a dramatic few years since he started writing the novel in 2018: his son had just been born; he had long Covid, which made writing an impossibility some days; he has had cancer and separated from his wife. And now he has landed the biggest prize in contemporary…

‘Soul-shattering’ Prophet Song by Paul Lynch wins 2023 Booker prize | Booker prize 2023

Irish author Paul Lynch has won the 2023 Booker prize for his fifth novel Prophet Song, set in an imagined Ireland that is descending into tyranny. It was described as a “soul-shattering and true” novel that “captures the social and political anxieties of our current moment” by the judging chair, Esi Edugyan.Canadian novelist Edugyan, who has twice been shortlisted for the Booker prize herself, said the decision to award Lynch the £50,000 prize “wasn’t unanimous” and was settled on by discussion and multiple rounds of…

Bookies make the three Pauls their favourites to win 2023 Booker prize | Booker prize

The three shortlisted authors named Paul — Paul Harding, Paul Lynch and Paul Murray — are at the top of the list of bookies’ favourites to win this year’s Booker prize.Betway’s odds have Lynch’s novel, Prophet Song, as the favourite to win, at 9/4. The novel “stands out, portraying an alternate Dublin ravaged by airstrikes, a government sliding into tyranny, and a family grappling with the decision to stay or leave,” said company spokesperson Chad Yeomans.“A decade ago, this might have seemed like a distant dystopian…

Booker prize 2023: will the judges talk themselves out of the right choice? | Booker prize

Yes, it’s that time again: next Sunday the winner of this year’s Booker prize will be announced. Everyone has their favourites and it’s easy to carp about novels the judges missed, but the truth is we don’t know which ones they consider – the list of 150-odd titles is never made public and probably any number of subterranean factors determines its makeup; a few years ago I heard of at least one big-name British author, an obvious contender, who refused to be considered. And awards – now brands in themselves – seek to…

‘It took me a decade’: the 2023 Booker prize shortlisted authors on the stories behind their novels | Books

Paul MurrayThe Bee Sting (Hamish Hamilton) Photograph: Patrick Bolger/The ObserverI started writing The Bee Sting at the end of 2017. I’d spent the previous 18 months working on a screenplay and I was aching to get back to the freedom and possibility of a novel. But for a long time I couldn’t decide what to write. I had three very different ideas and I started making notes for each one: blocking out scenes, tracing character arcs, all that. Looking back, I can see I was nervous about beginning something new after being…

How Choose Your Own Adventures helped me win the Booker prize | Fiction

The hero of a kids’ book doesn’t usually die. In Choose Your Own Adventure books, a children’s series that has sold more than 270m copies and been translated into 40 languages since its launch in 1979, the hero dies multiple times, in unpleasant, unexpected and often grotesque ways. And that hero happens to be You.You, the reader, addressed in the second person, make choices every few pages, to find out who killed Harlowe Thrombey, to seek the lost jewels of Nabooti, uncover the secret of the pyramids, or escape being a…

International Booker winner Georgi Gospodinov: ‘My dystopian novel became real’ | Books

The idea for a novel involving a clinic of the past, where people with dementia are healed by immersion in the sights, sounds and smells of their youth, had been in Georgi Gospodinov’s head for more than a decade when 2016 rolled up. Then there was Brexit, which changed the landscape of a European Union to which his homeland, Bulgaria, had belonged since 2007. Then came Donald Trump. Gospodinov and his wife watched the US election results from a hotel room in Vienna and at 4am, when the winner was declared, his wife burst…