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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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Furious romantic novelist fails to tame headstrong heroine

‘I gave it everything,’ fumed Rosemary Henderson, 59, author of over a hundred previous romantic novels, ‘but feisty Darkliss Honeybow just wouldn’t co-operate. Too proud, you see, too proud.’

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Posted: Sep 5th, 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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Successful author quits rural idyll to pursue dream of recruitment consultancy in Croydon

Iain Cullen always had a dream, a dream his friends and family thought would remain out of his grasp forever. But last year whilst sat in his studio, looking out over the fields of Somerset, with his finished manuscript on his desk, he said to himself; ‘I will not do this anymore; I’m going to follow my dream.’

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Posted: Apr 26th, 2008
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