The Book Catapult

The Catapult Notable List 2014 preview night!

To kick off this year’s Catapult Notable list – which will be unveiled TOMORROW – this is a list of the books I read at least portions of in 2014 … Continue reading

December 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

2014 National Book Awards – A Year of Reading, Week 47 etc, whatever

Phil Klay won the National Book Award for Fiction a week or so ago for his debut collection of short stories about the Iraq War, Redeployment. (Also nominated for the … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Year of Reading, Week 46

Books Read (all or part of) since last we talked: A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James The Sea Inside by Philip Hoare Soil by Jamie Kornegay The … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Year of Reading, Week… uh… Radar!

I have no idea what week this is, sorry. 41? 40? 42? As usual, after a Book Catapult-related event (see David Mitchell Conversation Recap), I’ve taken an unwise and entirely … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

Chuck Palahniuk

This is totally a work-related post & not at all Catapult-related, except for in-spirit. But c’mon, it’s Chuck! I heard he sent a box of sex toys to Warwick’s in advance.Tickets … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

David Mitchell Conversation Recap

“Literature! Art! The future of the Anglo-American novel is at stake!” As faithful readers of the Catapult know, on this past September 22 I had the immense pleasure and mind-blowing … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Year of Reading, Week 36/37

Books read (all or part of) this week & last:  Hammer Head by Nina MacLaughlinThe Valley by John RenehanYoung Skins by Colin BarrettChurch of Marvels by Leslie ParryThe Travels of … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 1 Comment