Welcome to the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist, formerly Baileys Prize, formerly Orange Prize. Quite the crop this year, including six debut novels. Six! I’ve had the Longlist date on my calendar for weeks. I just got very busy and had no time to post before now. I’ve read a grand… Read More Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018: It’s Early Yet
I miss the good old days when I had me a rich husband to pay for my subscription to the Sunday New York Times. There’s nothing on earth like a thick slab of newsprint slamming onto your driveway once a week, leaving a rectangle-shaped imprint in the asphalt. Even once I peeled off the sections… Read More A little book therapy goes a long way.
In this post I made my squirrely predictions re: who would win NBCC awards, having read, well, basically none of them. The only winner I guessed correctly was in the Biography category, for Sarah Bakewell's bio of Montaigne. To be honest, that was a total shot in the dark, based on the fact I wanted… Read More Why you shouldn’t bet the farm on anything I say.