Big stuff happening these days for Sir (I think 😀 ) Salman: “Midnight Children” was again voted the best book to win the Bookers in 40 years. The Guardian and New York Times (and many other papers which I don’t really read 😀 ) covered the win; plus, The Guardian did an interview with him and organized a special Book Club event in London, with Mr. Rushdie as a guest (good time to be in London….)
And, since I mentioned Kafka in the other post, The Guardian (yes, again, I really don’t read many papers 😛 ) has a very good story about the writer’s newly found papers.
Also, Entertainment Weekly’s “100 best since 1983” series landed on books this week, and here’s their Top 25. It’s not a very good top, and not very relevant for non-Americans (mainly because it features mostly US authors and only European bestsellers), but it’s fun to browse through. Spoiler!!! :)) Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire (which is actually my least favorite Harry Potter book – if I were forced to choose) was at no. 2 😛
LATER EDIT: Master and Margarita – the graphic novel. Again, from The Guardian. Personally, this is no reason to get excited, not everything’s meant to be “graphic” – but perhaps I’m too conservative. Anyways, what do you guys think?