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John Ezard

John Ezard

    Booker's giant-killing long list
    Booker's giant-killing long list
    Judges for this year's £50 000 Man Booker literary prize threw one of the most remarkable surprises in its 39-year history by disregarding...
    Booker's giant-killing long list
    Booker's giant-killing long list
    Judges for this year's £50 000 Man Booker literary prize threw one of the most remarkable surprises in its 39-year history by disregarding...
    Fruitful writing
    Fruitful writing
    Two of the big hitters defeated so far in the current book-prize season were this week given a final chance of a victory. The formidable duo of...
    SA authors on Booker longlist
    SA authors on Booker longlist
    JM Coetzee is the favourite, at 6-1, on the longlist of 23 novels up for this year's Booker Prize, an award Coetzee was the first author to win...
    Lost Woolf notes found
    Lost Woolf notes found
    The find, made during a house move, ranks high in the annals of literary discoveries. They highlight the acuteness and vision of Woolf's style when...
    Beethoven manuscript fetches a fortune
    Beethoven manuscript fetches a fortune
    By book-lovers' standards, the document was slightly foxed. Its binding was defective, its paper stained and holed by the "vigorous erasing'' of...
    Less than magic for Potter fans
    Less than magic for Potter fans
    They were the eagle-eyed awkward squad who noticed the digital watch on the wrist of a survivor in the film Titanic — and the...
    New Larkin poem unveiled
    New Larkin poem unveiled
    For 26 years, its existence and virtually all its text have been secrets kept by one person — his former secretary and lover Betty Mackereth....
    Estimated worldwide HIV infections: 49 519 475 at 11.10am on Thursday
    Estimated worldwide HIV infections: 49 519 475 at 11.10am on Thursday
    Safe oral sex: The risk of a gay man acquiring HIV from oral sex is very low, according to a United States study published in the November edition...