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Booker Prize winner gives it all up for career in middle management

artistic perception of human frailties could come in really handyMulti-award winning novelist and screenwriter Kieran Henderson, who last year became the first author to win an Oscar for writing the screenplay to his own Booker-winning novel, has shocked the literary establishment by announcing that he is to put his pen away in order to create spreadsheets and do appraisals for people he hates.

Henderson is said to have worked on his writing for sixteen hours a day for nearly three decades before attaining his widely acknowledged status as the outstanding British writer of his generation. Though puzzling to many, Henderson has revealed that his decision to give up the day job for a day job was inspired by the plethora of interactive television talent shows.

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Posted: Apr 21st, 2014
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2009 Man Booker Prize may go to penalty shoot-out

Gareth Southgate's 'Hitting a cow's arse with a banjo' didn't make the shortlistToday’s 2009 Man Booker Prize for Fiction may go to a penalty shoot-out according to a leaked report from the judging panel. ‘We expect a hung jury,’ says panel member Professor of English Dr F R Levies, ‘and a sudden-death goal-fest seems like the fairest way.’

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Posted: Oct 6th, 2009
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Literary world hails Shanklin couple for writing ‘the Great British Postcard’

postcard coupleA middle-aged couple from the Isle of Wight are the toast of the literary scene today after publishing what the London Review of Books has called ‘the standalone achievement in British literary history’. Mr and Mrs Harris, whose only previous works have included notes for the milkman and a firm but fair letter of complaint to the council about overhanging branches, penned the seven-line postcard for a neighbour while on a city-break in Paris and are now firm favourites to pick up both the Booker and a Nobel prize for Literature.

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Posted: Feb 18th, 2009
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