Monthly Archives: November 2010

‘Ultimately, unless you both intend and are able to do it commercially, writing is far too big an investment of time not to take fairly seriously for its own sake.’ – Max Schaefer on Children of the Sun

Congratulations, Max, on being in the Green Carnation shortlist – ‘Children of the Sun’ is a tense, taut and not always comfortable. Did you find it hard writing it? Thank you for nominating it! It certainly wasn’t a breeze to … Continue reading

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“I wanted to capture a hidden London…” Jonathan Kemp on London Triptych

Jonathan, you’re on the shortlist for the first Green Carnation with your first published novel – congratulations! You’ve got three distinct voices in London Triptych, and three distinct worlds, but London is clearly a unifying theme. What aspect of the … Continue reading

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“I wanted it to be the kind of book that sneaks up on a reader…” Christopher Fowler on Paperboy

  Congratulations, Christopher, on being in the Green Carnation shortlist – Paperboy is such a lovely read, funny and moving. Did you enjoy writing it? It didn’t feel as if I wrote it at all. Usually, books are constructs that … Continue reading

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‘Sometimes he thinks he is already living in the future…’ Max Schaefer’s Children of the Sun

The Green Carnation Prize has been blogging each of the books on its shortlist and interviewing their authors. Don’t forget, the announcement of the winner of this year’s Prize is Wednesday December 1st. That day is also World AIDs Day. … Continue reading

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‘Art can give us the same things we seek from religion, without the sexual repression and holy war part…’ James Hannaham on God Says No

                                              James, congratulations on being on the shortlist for the Green Carnation Prize. God Says No has an … Continue reading

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“It’s the most fascinating time in our history…” Rupert Smith on Man’s World

                                          Rupert, congratulations on being shortlisted for the first Green Carnation Prize! We read a lot of great stuff, but … Continue reading

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Blooming marvellous

A terrific thank you to everyone who braved November’s dark chills last Thursday night, to throng the Gay’s the Word bookshop for the Green Carnation’s first ever night of readings from shortlisted authors. A heartfelt thank you to Gay’s the … Continue reading

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