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The TMO Litblog

The TMO litblog is a collection of short posts, reviews, and tweets dedicated to literary fiction and book news.

Going Postal in The Underground: Lowboy

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

I have always had a morbid attraction to psychologically unstable characters- a penchant which I guess says more about me than the author/character in question, however, I can’t help wondering what it is that keeps us interested in the insane. It’s probably the mystery or the idea that there must be a kind of cipher […]

Pirates Ahoy – novelist Lucía Etxebarria quits writing in protest

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

The prize-winning Spanish novelist Lucía Etxebarria has, apparently, decided to pack in her career writing books after having discovered that more copies of it had been illegally downloaded than had actually been sold. Etxebarria, whose first book was  a biography of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, and who has won both the Premio Nadal and the […]

Litblog’s weekly tweets –

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Per Petterson and the notion of contemporary existentialism – # A.L Kennedy )@writerer) on inspiration # On reading the opening of Peter Handke's The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick # great article on the success of one of our favourite publishing houses -@EuropaEditions # RT @boduweb how the crowd is […]

Litblog’s weekly tweets –

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

Great (audio) interview with John Banville/Benjamin Black – # the novel is one of Europe’s greatest gifts… America and Africa gave the world jazz. We’ll call it even. # "E-books do involve lower costs, but only in manufacturing and distribution" – Jamie Byng interviewed by GQ # Here's what I hate about […]

True Things About Me – Deborah Kay Davies

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

There’s a moment, about 80 pages into Roberto Bolaño’s 2666, when what appears to be a reasonably conventional novel takes a disorientating twist (an anecdote about a visit to a Swiss mental asylum), before returning on track. Thereafter, throughout that lengthy novel gaps continously appear where it seems that if you but scratch the realism […]

Litblog’s weekly tweets –

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

RT @LaurenElkin everyone's saying the Goncourt is in the bag for Houellebecq… we'll find out today at 13h! # Powered by Twitter Tools.

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Sunday, November 7th, 2010

The Lady Chatterley's Lover obscenity case – # Harry Mulisch, the Dutch novelist, has died # RT @groveatlantic Congratulations to Sofi Oksanen! The PURGE author won the prestigious French Prix Femina award! # Re: Sofi Oksanen's The Purge – looks very interesting # Paul Auster interviewed over at the official Chuck […]

Umberto Eco’s Cemetery of Prague creates controversy

Friday, November 5th, 2010

The publication of Umberto Eco’s latest novel (in Italian), Il cimitero di Praga(The Cemetery of Prague), has created no small amount of controversy in Italy, thanks largely to very public criticisms voiced by the Vatican backed Osservatore Romano newspaper, and the Chief Rabbi of Rome, Riccardo Di Segni . Eco, who made his literary debut […]

Litblog’s weekly tweets –

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

RT @books2pack You eat like four millstones! — The truth behind Camilleri's clichés # just got a copy of Roll Away the Reel World, James Joyce and Cinema – looks great! # Powered by Twitter Tools.

Litblog’s weekly tweets –

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

'Writing is what I am' – interview with booker shortlisted Damon Galgut # james wood on Emma Donoghue's booker shortlisted 'Room' – # logic is that the novel can lure Americans away from their media and entertainment buffet only by becoming more social # RT @samjordison Not the Booker prize: and the […]