Tag: books

Catherine O'Flynn: brutal truths – The Guardian

"Birmingham does have this complicated relationship with its past, where it's always trying to burn photos of itself," she says. "It destroyed all its Victorian heritage and now it's destroying its 60s heritage, without much sense of that being history…

Birmingham Book Festival

The Birmingham Book Festival is happening at the moment (it runs till the 29th of October at various venues around the city). I’m a big fan of books, I like the look of them, the smell of a new book…

Lost wins

Congrats to Cath O’Flynn who has won the Costa first novel award. Yay! What Was Lost, was named winner of the 2007 Costa first novel award after being longlisted but not winning the Booker and the Orange prize and shortlisted…

Victorian blogging

James Fitzjames Fraser West, is going to start blogging on livejounral in January, only thing is he’s been dead since 1883. James was a surgeon at Queen’s Hospital (later the Accident Hospital, and now a hall of residence for students…

What was won?

Catherine O’Flynn’s What Was Lost (our review, her companion article for us) is now up for the First Novel Award of the Costa prize (better known as the Whitbread). After missing out on the Booker – and currently fourth in…

Inside job

In a turnaround that a certain type of local paper (or a very particular type of Hollywood movie) would love Catherine O’Flynn – who’s day job is at the MAC – is a featured guest at the very same place…

Back to the Fewtrell

Eddie Fewtrell, has book out titled, as he styles himself, King of Clubs. And he has owed a lot of Brum nightlife over the years… Edward’s No.7, Edward’s No.8, the Paramount pub, Goldwyn’s, Barbarella’s and now Subside – although we…