In 2012 Jonas Jonasson’s The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared was published and quickly became a world-wide bestseller.
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Google predictive search doesn’t just throw up similar searches, it reveals poetry generated by a nation of inquisitive searchers. Google Poetics has brought all these poems/ searches together. The phrase ‘i oft’ leads to reflections on birds and a meditation on the past while ‘can a’ is a harsher poem that deals with pregnancy tests and viruses. The definitive digital anthology for our modern world.
Ahead of the Booker shortlist announcement this week, we’ve released these two exclusive videos of Booker longlisted author Sam Thompson. Filmed in his office in Oxford, he discusses his debut novel Communion Town, the definition of a city and the books that inspired him. Also shown are Sam’s drawings, which became the novel’s chapter-headings and capture perfectly the spirit of the book.
Sam Thompson’s Communion Town is out now
‘Dreamlike, gnarly and present, COMMUNION TOWN shifts like a city walker, from street to street’ China Miéville, author of EMBASSYTOWN and THE CITY & THE CITY
‘COMMUNION TOWN is one of those rare creatures – a first novel that combines ambition with humanity. It is a strange, remarkable work’ Tash Aw, author of THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY