The Man Booker Prize has announced its shortlist! The longlist is now whittled down to just six titles.
In the announcement they said, “One previous winner, one thrice-shortlisted novelist, one Australian, two US authors and five imprints. This is what makes up the shortlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction,.”
The shortlist is:
To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
J by Howard Jacobson
The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee
We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
How to be Both by Ali Smith
I currently have five of the titles on the shortlist and have already read two, so you can guess what my next three books are right?… happy reading all!
The programme for the BFI London Film Festival is now available. I had a pow-wow with film critic EC Forde, and between us, we’ve come up with a list of the Afrocentric films you can see at this years London film Festival.
8-19 October 2014.
248 films. 17 venues. 12 days. One festival.
The festival opens on October 8th with The Imitation Game, a film on the life of British mathematician and cryptanalyst, Alan Turing. It closes on Sunday, 19th with Fury, about a World War Two American tank crew who find themselves behind enemy lines.
Of the films listed below EC’s personal highlights would be, in no particular order:
The programme for the BFI London Film Festival is now available. I had a pow-wow with film critic EC Forde, and between us, we’ve come up with this list of the Afrocentric films you can see at this years London film Festival.
8-19 October 2014. 248 films. 17 venues. 12 days. One festival.
Download our Schedule of these films over the festival.
African Metropolis An exciting journey across six African countries in six short films, highlighting the issues facing peoples seemingly worlds apart, yet with so much in common.
Oct 18, 2014 1:00 PM ~ Rich Mix Cinema, Screen 1
Oct 19, 2014 6:15 PM ~ BFI Southbank, NFT2
A sensual teen romance unfurls in a remote Brazilian village threatened by global warming in this haunting feature debut.
Oct 11, 2014 1:00 PM ~ Rich Mix Cinema, Screen 1
Oct 15, 2014 3:30 PM ~ BFI Southbank, NFT2
Beti and Amare
In 1930s Ethiopia, a young woman escapes Mussolini’s army and is almost attacked by bandits, were it not for the arrival of an otherworldly presence whom she befriends.
Oct 18, 2014 3:30 PM ~ ICA Cinema, Screen 1
Oct 19, 2014 6:15 PM ~ Ritzy Cinema, Screen 2
Dear White People
Channeling the early work of Spike Lee, this smart college campus comedy explores contemporary race issues in post-Obama America.
An account of life for young students in the Democratic Republic of Congo who face challenges beyond the curriculum.
Oct 11, 2014 8:30 PM ~ BFI Southbank, NFT2
Oct 15, 2014 1:00 PM ~ ICA Cinema, Screen 1
A family is shaken by an unexplained pregnancy in Debbie Tucker Green’s bold debut.
Oct 17, 2014 9:15 PM ~ Odeon West End, Screen 1
Oct 18, 2014 6:30 PM ~ Rich Mix Cinema, Screen 1
Oct 19, 2014 3:30 PM ~ Ritzy Cinema, Screen 2
Song From the Forest
An American musicologist’s life among the Bayaka pygmies is portrayed in this haunting documentary.
Oct 12, 2014 6:00 PM ~ BFI Southbank, NFT3
Oct 17, 2014 3:30 PM ~ ICA Cinema, Screen 1
Sunday Ball Campo de jogo The land of football, Brazil, and the love of this national sport is the subject of this passionate documentary, looking at the role it plays in the lives of ordinary Brazilians.