Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018, Home Fire is a book that keeps on burning long after being read.  Devoured in a weekend, I have not yet stopped thinking about it. Home Fire is loosely based on the Sophocles play Antigone where the protagonist has the unenviable task of deciding whether or not … Continue reading Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

The Golden Man Booker Prize

The shortlist has just been announced for The Golden Man Booker Prize - A special one-off prize to celebrate 50 years of the Man Booker. Each of the five judges judge read the winners of a particular decade and picked one book. The five that were chosen are the shortlist: 2010 - to present: Lincoln … Continue reading The Golden Man Booker Prize

Women’s Prize 2018 – Shortlist

An early announcement of the shortlist has sparked quite the debate! The following books have been shortlisted: Sight by Jessie Greengrass The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowan When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy The Idiot by Elif Bautman Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward What a … Continue reading Women’s Prize 2018 – Shortlist