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The Week That Was 6th – 12th September

A slow news week this week with little but the Man Booker on our radar. Still, the New Statesman has published an interesting article on modernism, and why writers have seemingly turned away from it. The Sydney Morning Herald gives us a post-Melbourne Writers’ Festival write up, Peter Carey is nominated for what could be his third Man Booker, and The Guardian asks Tom McCarthy to read from and talk about his Man Booker-nominated novel, C.

If, however, you’d care to forget about literary prizes and the like, then head over to The New Yorker, where John Morse has installed 500 hundred bandit signs bearing roadside haiku right across Atlanta.