Tag Archives: London Book Fair

A Versatile Writer

This week I had the pleasure of listening to Murathan Mungan speak at the London Book Fair. He’s from Turkey. And he has to be one of the most versatile writers I’ve encountered. He has written poetry, plays, short stories, novels, songs, … Continue reading

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Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak was born in Strasbourg. When she was only one her parents divorced and her mother, who became a diplomat, took her to Turkey and raised her with the help of Shafak’s grandmother. Shafak has also resided in the … Continue reading

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Random Shots from the London Book Fair

I’ve just left the London Book Fair and I’m exhausted. Here are some photos that I took today. Hopefully by the morning I’ll be more coherent and can share about what I saw, heard, and learned. Tomorrow is the last … Continue reading

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Boyd, William Boyd

One of the authors I heard yesterday at the London Book Fair was William Boyd. Boyd, a novelist and screenwriter, has penned seventeen books. He won the Whitbread First Novel Award for A Good Man in Africa in 1981. He … Continue reading

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The Book Fair is Here!

Today is the day. In a few hours I’ll be at the London Book Fair, which lasts for three days. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time. And now it’s here! I’ll be crazy busy over the next three … Continue reading

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April is finally here

I can’t believe April has finally arrived. I’ve been waiting for months it seems and now it’s here and I’m not ready for it. Dang! This is a big month for me. First, on April 1st I spent my last day in … Continue reading

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How To Be a Woman

Last year when I attended the London Book Fair I had the pleasure of listening to an interview with Caitlin Moran, the author of How To Be a Woman. Before the interview started, a young woman sat down next to … Continue reading

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How to Handle Violence?

Recently I posted a review of the film The Wild Bunch. I stated that one of the aspects that I disliked about the film was the amount of violence and how I felt it was included for shock value. While … Continue reading

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Review: Wild Swans

During my time at the London Book Fair I had the opportunity to hear Jung Chang speak.  She’s a Chinese writer who now lives in Britain.  Her name sounded familiar to me when I was looking at the list of … Continue reading

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Is Literature Doomed?

During my time at the London Book Fair I had the pleasure to hear Howard Jacobson speak.  He’s a British author who has won a Man Booker Prize for his novel The Finkler Question.  I should state that I haven’t … Continue reading

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