Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Hatchet Job of the Year Award

(from theomnivore.com)

Brought to you by The Omnivore, The Hatchet Job of the Year Award is for the writer of the angriest, funniest, most trenchant book review of the past twelve months. It aims to raise the profile of professional critics and to promote integrity and wit in literary journalism. The prize is a year’s supply of potted shrimp, courtesy of The Fish Society. The prize-giving will take place at the Coach and Horses in Soho.

This year’s shortlist:

Craig Brown on Distant Intimacy: A Friendship in the Age of the Internet by Frederic Raphael and Joseph Epstein, The Mail on Sunday

Rachel Cooke on Strictly Ann: The Autobiography by Ann Widdecombe, The Observer

Lucy Ellmann on Worst. Person. Ever. by Douglas Coupland, The Guardian

A A Gill on Autobiography by Morrissey, The Sunday Times

Peter Kemp on The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, The Sunday Times

Frederic Raphael on A Delicate Truth by John le Carré, The TLS

David Sexton on The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, London Evening Standard

Hedley Twidle on The Last Train to Zona Verde by Paul Theroux, New Statesman

For all enquiries, please get in touch at hatchetjob@theomnivore.com

Hatchet Job of the Year Logo by OK David.

Hatchet Job of the Year is sponsored by The Fish Society and The Coach and Horses pub in Soho.

*Blogger's note: I am very interested in the literary medals that are handed out. Since I am new to blogging I am just finding out about all of the medals you can get if you are an author. This, I thought, was an interesting diddy. There was no photo. I guess they jsut get fish.