Author Advent 22: Julian Barnes

"Adam Foulds's The Broken Word (Cape 2008), about the Mau Mau insurgency in Kenya in the 1950s, is the best long poem I've read in years. And I'm looking forward to his Booker-listed novel The Quickening Maze."

Julian Barnes
Nothing to be Frightened Of



Each day until December 24th an author featured at TVFH over the last few years tells us of their favourite read of 2009 in our Author Advent. You'll have to provide your own chocolates and there's no little door to open, but you could try placing your hand over your eyes and then removing it again. Authors include the likes of Julian Barnes, Iain Banks, Paul Torday, Patrick Gale and Marina Lewycka. And for those of you who like lists, we'll list them all on December 29th.

Photo credit boxes: Ali Edward

1 comment:

Katy said...

Hi, great feature viewfromhere. You might also enjoy our authors' christmas wishlist feature over on in which we asked our authors to tell us which books they'd like to give, or get, this Christmas. Our feature will also be running up to Christmas eve