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Tuesday 19 October 2004

Alan Hollinghurst takes 2004 Booker Prize

The Booker prizewinner for 2004 was announced earlier this evening. It has been won by Alan Hollinghurst for his novel The Line of Beauty. Some background about the novel and comments on this year's competition is in this Guardian article.

One of Hollinghurst's other novels The Swimming Pool Library was one of the first serious gay-themed novels I read, not long after it was published, and as this latest novel has received excellent reviews, I expect it won't be long before I read it too.

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