Carol Birch

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Orphans of the Carnival by Carol Birch review
Roll up, roll up, for a beautifully written novel about the poignant inner life of 19th-century touring freakshow attraction Julia Pastrana

Clare Clark

01, Oct, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Carol Birch: ‘I am amazed at how people come through extreme things – at the strength of people’
The novelist on Victorian freak shows, taking flak about the Man Booker prize, and her obligation to the real people behind her stories

Justine Jordan

26, Aug, 2016 @1:00 PM

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Books for giving: fiction
Justine Jordan finds much to admire in the novels published this year

Justine Jordan

02, Dec, 2011 @10:55 PM

Guardian Books podcast: Barnes wins Booker

Julian Barnes has won the 2011 Booker prize with his slim novel, A Sense of an Ending. Claire Armitstead asks critic Alex Clark and editor of the Guardian Review Lisa Allardice for their reactions

Presented by Claire Armitstead and produced by Tim Maby

18, Oct, 2011 @8:50 PM

Readers' Booker reviews

Should it be Julian Barnes or Carol Birch? Our readers give their views on the most controversial ever Booker prize

Hannah Freeman

17, Oct, 2011 @5:24 PM

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Galaxy shortlist gives Hollinghurst a second go against Booker rivals
Alan Hollinghurst makes shortlist of commercial book awards, having been rejected by populist Booker jury

Alison Flood

17, Oct, 2011 @11:37 AM

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Julian Barnes for the Booker? It could just happen

Commercialism rather than literary merit is behind the 2011 Booker prize shortlist, writes Robert McCrum

Robert McCrum

15, Oct, 2011 @11:04 PM

Sue Arnold's audiobook choice – reviews
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt, Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan, Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch and Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

Sue Arnold

14, Oct, 2011 @9:55 PM

Guardian Books audio: Carol Birch on Booker shortlist

The author talks to Claire Armitstead about her Booker-shortlisted novel Jamrach's Menagerie

Claire Armitstead

11, Oct, 2011 @11:20 AM

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Booker prize shortlist breaks sales records

This year's avowedly populist shortlist appears to be going down very well with readers

Alison Flood

26, Sep, 2011 @2:47 PM

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A life in writing: Carol Birch

'I think maybe in the past with some books I was trying to please the publisher and what they perceived as my public, rather than entirely pleasing myself'

Susanna Rustin

16, Sep, 2011 @9:55 PM

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Man Booker prize shortlist includes first western and novel by care worker

Patrick deWitt and Stephen Kelman among contenders, with 2004 winner Alan Hollinghurst a surprise omission

Mark Brown, arts correspondent

06, Sep, 2011 @5:53 PM

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