A rojak* of items that caught my eye this week…
Seen Elsewhere: Discussion Of The Man Booker Shortlist
I wanted to give links to coverage of the Man Booker shortlist by publications within Asia - but it seems to have received very little coverage in our part of the globe. But here are a couple of pieces you may find interesting.
Is this the most diverse lineup ever?: The Guardian (UK)
Doom and gloom make the cut: International Business Times (headquartered in the USA.)
If you want to follow the betting odds click here.
Jackie Collins Dies
It has just been announced that Jackie Collins, the internationally bestselling author of Hollywood tales, who was particularly successful in the 1980s, has died overnight of breast cancer. See here for coverage by People magazine - no doubt many more obituaries and tributes will appear today.
Each week I invite the administrator of a relevant and interesting-sounding blog to write a paragraph. This week, nobody has been in touch, and so there is no Blog Spot. A pity. Do you run a blog you think may be of interest to readers of Asian Books Blog, and which you’d like to see featured here? If so, please get in touch, preferably via e-mail -firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks. If you don't run a relevant blog, but you know somebody who does, perhaps you could pass the message on? Again, thanks.
Each week I make a suggestion of an interesting Twitter account you may like to follow. This week, Asia House, @asiahouseuk. Asia House is based in London. Its mission is to bring the UK and Asia closer through business, policy, politics, arts and cultural events. It hosts an annual literary festival, and is active in promoting literature of Asian interest.
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