Month: September 2010

John Banville Event

The Company of Books are proud to sponsor John Banville’s appearance as part of the 2010 Ranelagh Arts Festival. John Banville will discuss his writing with arts broadcaster and playwright Vincent Woods on Wednesday 29 September. Banville, whose novels include The Booker winning The Sea, Shroud, The Book of Evidence and The Inifinties, also writes …

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Foster

Foster, Claire Keegan You’re hungry. You sit down at a table and are handed a plate of food. It’s not a large amount and you doubt that it will fill you up. You’re not entirely sure what’s in it, but you’ve been told that you can trust the chef. So you eat, and as you eat, …

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Booker Shortlist 2010

The Booker Shortlist has been announced and as always includes some surprises. Congratulations to Irish novelist, Emma Donoghue, who made the shortlist with her novel Room. The six books chosen are: Room by Emma Donoghue In A Strange Room by Damon Galgut Parrot And Olivier in America by Peter Carey The Long Song by Andrea …

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September Meeting

For our book club meeting on Wed 8th September, we read a selection from this year’s Booker longlist with a view to nominating our own shortlist for the Booker prize. We’ll post our shortlist here and see how it differs from the actual one. Will The Slap make it? See what our group members think …

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