One of the least expected novels to be included in the 2013 Booker Prize longlist is Richard House’s The Kills, not least because of its multi-media dimension. Like the Best of Granta, it’s longlist that smuggles in Americans as best it can. House, now teaching at Birmingham University, lived in Chicago for many years and was a founder member of the art-collective, HAHA. He’s also editor of a digital magazine called Fat Boy Review.
Tickets are now on sale for Zadie Smith, reading and discussing NW, as part of the Summer WordFest programme.
Congratulations to Jenny who has won a Pilkington Prize in recognition of her work developing Masters in Creative Writing and Advanced Subject Teaching at the Institute for Continuing Education.
‘I often find myself wondering what Britishness is: where it begins, where it ends and whether certain individuals can ever claim it without their claims being questioned.’
Malachi Macintosh reflects on literature and the nation state at CRASSH