Monthly Archives: August 2011

How to win the Booker prize (or at least get shortlisted)

Photographs of pompous man with a bow tie, moustache and pipe, representing the character Horace Tweed-Bottomley

I spoke to distinguished critic Horace Tweed-Bottomley about what it takes to win the Man Booker prize for fiction. These are his suggestions for the ambitious writer: 1. Do not engage with social media. As ‘tiddlywinks324’ on Twitter you cannot be taken seriously. It would damage your reputation irrevocably if people discovered that you like Dancing with the Stars, watch cat

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