MORE BOOKS from MPH Distributors to be given away to readers of this blog.
1. Lust, Caution (Anchor Books, 2007) / Eileen Chang Paperback
2. End Games (Faber & Faber, 2007) / Michael Dibdin: The Last Aurelio Zen novel; the author Michael Dibdin died in early 2007. Advance reading copy
3. Julius Winsome (Faber & Faber, June 2007) / Gerard Donovan: From the author of Schopenhauer’s Telescope comes a novel of love, solitude, grief and violence. Advance reading copy
4. The Ministry of Special Cases (Faber & Faber, 2007) / Nathan Englander Advance reading copy
5. The Importance of Being Kennedy (Harper, March 2008) / Laurie Graham: a bittersweet comedy about America’s royal family. Advance reading copy
Answer five simple questions on contemporary fiction, and if you’re one of the FIRST FIVE to get them all right, a book is yours. (Just tell me which book you prefer and your second choice as well.) Each person is allowed only one entry. Oh, yes, the contest is limited to those I can pass the books to by hand. So tell me where you are writing from. Happy Googling!
Email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org
Results will be announced on Monday, November 19, 2007
1. “I woke up in a bargemen’s lodging house above a cluster of masts and determined to stay another day in this marvellous town.” This is a quote from Patrick Leigh Fermor’s travel book, A Time of Gifts (1977). Which European city is he referring to?
2. We all know that Kiran Desai is the youngest woman ever to win the Booker Prize for Fiction since its inception in 1969. But who is the youngest ever winner of the Booker Prize for Fiction?
3. The spiritual home of second-hand books in the United Kingdom.
4. He beat Seamus Heaney for the 2006 Forward Poetry Prize with his third collection, Swithering (2006).
5. John Grisham’s new legal thriller which will be released on January 29, 2008.
All books courtesy of MPH Distributors