Sunday, August 30, 2009

Who's who on the Guardian first book award longlist?
Claire Armitstead, Sarah Crown and Nicholas Wroe discuss the books on the longlist for this year's Guardian first book award, while previous nominee James Lever explains what it meant to be on the longlist last year for his autobiography of Cheeta the chimp
Claire Armitstead , guardian.co.uk, Friday 28 August 2009


The longlist for the 2009 Guardian first book award, announced today, is as eclectic as ever: this year's list includes a novel about a child-prodigy cartographer, a collection of short stories set in Mugabe's Zimbabwe and the no-holds-barred memoir of a surgeon, among others.



The Guardian's books team talks through the titles on the list, and discuss the importance of celebrating debut authors. Link here. for the 18 min podcast.

2 comments:

Mary McCallum said...

did you see Eleanor Catton on the list Bookman? what an astonishing success her book's been...

Bookman Beattie said...

Yes, great news, I had run a story about her shortlisting a couple of days earlier.