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The Fall and Fall of the Man Booker

In light of last week's announcement that the Man Booker is back to plain old Booker after Man Group withdrew its sponsorship I thought it was a good time to share my thoughts on the steady decline of the UK's most prestigious literary prize. I wrote this as part of my studies at Kingston University …

Being busy but reading better…

Despite the past two weeks being the busiest of my year so far (six day working weeks: part 14 hour waitressing shift, part an unpaid intern in the city) I have read three books. Despite having deadlines coming out of my ears, conferences to attend and catching up with distant friends I appear to have …

‘Is Publishing up to the Job?’ @ The Stationers Company

Yesterday evening I attended a panel discussion at The Stationers Company in central London. The building itself was beautiful and the panel consisted of representatives from Pluto Press, The New Statesman and Bloomsbury Publishing. All speakers left leaning and all taking a positive attitude to the current political climate. In particular they were keen to …