Saturday, November 13, 2010


Michel Houllebecq has finally won the Prix Goncourt, France's prestigious literary award, for his new novel - released in September -  La Carte et le Territoire, [published in English as the Map and the Territory].   He is nearly one of our own in Ireland having lived here for several years.   He is probably best known for Platform, The Possibility of an Island or Atomised, the last of which won him the Impac Award in 2002.

I read in today's Guardian that Bonnet described autobiographies as 'no more than a pernicious variant of romantic fiction'.   On that basis, I would like to nominate as fiction of the month, Decision Points [by a certain G.W. Bush].

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