Esi Edugyan In 2011 Esi Edugyan’s bestelling novel Half Blood Blues snagged Canada’s highest literary honor, was a finalist for Britain’s Man Booker Prize, and was translated into nine languages. A Canadian with roots in Ghana, 34-year-old Edugyan’s novel explores the overlooked histories of Africans and mixed-race foreigners through the travails of a popular jazz band trapped in Nazi-era Europe.
The U.K.’s most prestigious literary award -- the Man Booker Prize for Fiction -- was given this week to 68-year-old Howard Jacobson for “The Finkler Question,” a book often described as a comic novel. Speakeasy talked to Jacobson a... Read Post
The shortlist for Britain's most prestigious literary prize has been announced. Read Post