Adam Mars-Jones

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Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and carefully encouraged scandals
The long read: Its knack for creating tension and controversy has helped it remain an energising force in publishing for more than 50 years – but how do writers, publishers and judges cope with the annual agony of the Booker?

Charlotte Higgins

05, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Batlava Lake by Adam Mars-Jones review – Barry no mates
A beautifully constructed novella carefully reveals the failings of a hopelessly unperceptive British army engineer

John Self

13, Jun, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Box Hill by Adam Mars-Jones review – a sparky yet sad vision of gay subculture
This slim portrayal of an abusive gay relationship in the 1970s is the biggest small book of the year

John Self

25, Mar, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Box Hill by Adam Mars-Jones review – the mystery of love
Abuse and comedy coexist in this subtle novel about a twisted same-sex affair in 70s Surrey

Anthony Cummins

16, Mar, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Lee Child joins authors auctioning character names for charity
In aid of Freedom from Torture, bids invited for a place in new work by the Jack Reacher author and others including Margaret Atwood and Julian Barnes

Danuta Kean

01, Nov, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Kid Gloves by Adam Mars-Jones review – growing up gay with a homophobic father
Nicholas Lezard’s paperback of the week: an honest, tender and funny memoir about growing up with a high court judge by a writer at the top of his game

Nicholas Lezard

24, May, 2016 @8:30 AM

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Kid Gloves: A Voyage Round My Father by Adam Mars-Jones – review
Bigoted, irascible, brilliant … a forensic portrait of a homophobic judge by his gay writer son

Elizabeth Lowry

03, Nov, 2015 @4:12 PM

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Kid Gloves by Adam Mars-Jones review – a judgment of father and son
A touching account of caring for an ageing parent joins a fine literary canon

Kate Kellaway

30, Aug, 2015 @9:00 AM

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Adam Mars-Jones: ‘When you’re writing about the dead, you have the last word’
The author and critic on his memoir of his father, mawkishly coming out to his mother and being a dad

Nicholas Wroe

22, Aug, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Is the LRB the best magazine in the world?

The London Review of Books is the most successful literary publication in Europe. What is the paper getting so right, Elizabeth Day asks editor Mary-Kay Wilmers

Elizabeth Day

09, Mar, 2014 @12:05 AM

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The Hatchet Job of the Year doesn't cut it | Alex Clark
Alex Clark: This celebration of bookish snark, won by AA Gill for his Morrissey assault, is less daring and less worthy than it thinks

Alex Clark

12, Feb, 2014 @11:34 AM

The 10 best long reads

At nearly 800 pages, Donna Tartt's new novel is a modern epic. But some literary doorstops really are worth the investment… By Alex Clark

Alex Clark

12, Oct, 2013 @4:30 PM

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