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Dragons’ Den is back on TV screens for a ninth series this summer. Duncan Bannatyne and...

The man behind these words is James Kelman, the 65-year-old Scottish writer who won the Booker...


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Danny Arter's Reviews

Last Nights of Paris
Philippe Soupault
Posted 14/07/2011

Philippe Soupault is perhaps best known as one of the pioneers of the Surrealist (literary) movement, together with the irrepressible André Breton.

Pigeon English
Stephen Kelman
Posted 31/08/2011

Stephen Kelman’s Man Booker-longlisted debut novel, Pigeon English, centres on Harrison “Harri” Opoku, an 11-year-old Ghanaian immigrant who lives on a council estate in South London.

In Other Worlds: Sci-fi and the human imagination
Margaret Atwood
Posted 03/11/2011

Science-fiction is undergoing something of a revival, with Terry Pratchett’s Snuff becoming the fastest-selling hardback novel by a British novelist since records began.

The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro
Posted 04/11/2011

Kazuo Ishiguro’s 1989 Man Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day seems a perfect fit for World Book Night 2012.

The Prague Cemetery
Umberto Eco
Posted 08/11/2011

Umberto Eco’s latest novel, to summarise, simply cannot be summarised. A bulky, heavy undertaking begins with Eco’s claim that the book will have two kinds of reader.

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