We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site. Click here to find out more. Allow cookies
x
LOG IN HERE
Username
Password

arrow Register here

Forgotten password?

THE CHATTER BOX

 
  
  
  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
  
  
  
 
Galaxy British Book Awards by geordiegirl on 13 April 2009 5:33pm
 
On the Orion Books website:

Congratulations to Michael Palin, who wins this year's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Congratulations, indeed.

And the DIARIES, Volume 2: are now called 'Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries, 1980-1987.'

I will check the Orion website again in July/August, as they list author signings, dates & locations
 
Re: Galaxy British Book Awards by Spursfan on 13 April 2009 6:58pm
 
My first thought on reading this thread? Mmmmmmmmm, Galaxy!!!

Sorry - my mind was in the dark reaches of choc heaven...

Well done Michael!

*Note to Santa* - 'Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980-87' on the list please!!!

;)
 
Re: Galaxy British Book Awards by elina on 13 April 2009 7:11pm
 
Congratulations, Michael!
Can't wait for the diaries, they should come sooner! (I have to start cleaning my bookshelf in order to make it fit next to the first one.)
 
Re: Galaxy British Book Awards by kazzzz on 14 April 2009 1:48pm
 
Oh excellent news, congrats Michael!
 
Re: Galaxy British Book Awards by geordiegirl on 15 April 2009 1:21pm
 
Yes Anne I was wondering who sponsors these awards - Orange (mobile phones) do the first-novel-by-a-woman and the main literature gig in UK- Man Booker - well no-one much knows who the Man bit refers to.

It might well be the people who make those chocolate bars!
 
Re: Galaxy British Book Awards by bIG bLOGGER on 15 April 2009 3:55pm
 
Sounds like a headline in THE SUN,-huh?

"Man bit into chocolate bar..."

As regards the Man-Booker Prize,my info is a bit sketchy. I think it's awarded annually in October,and is worth £50,000 to the winner,with 6 runner-up smaller prizes.

Booker,who founded the prize originally in 1969,are a food distribution cash-and-carry firm,BOOKER PLC,now part of the BIG FOOD GROUP PLC(--a firm after my own heart)--but sadly I don't think they manufacture choccie bars.

The 'Man bit' refers to the Man Group,an international investment brokerage firm (or'hedge fund'),which is listed on the London Stock Exchange. They became co-sponsors of the prize in 2002,when it was re-named the Man-Booker prize.
http://www.mangroupplc.com/
 
Re: Galaxy British Book Awards by Spursfan on 15 April 2009 6:55pm
 
Yes Linda, they are defo the same people who make the chocolate.

:)
 
Re: Galaxy British Book Awards by geordiegirl on 16 April 2009 3:14pm
 
Thanks, Peter - I do wonder now you tell me all that about a hedge fund if they'll be in a position to sponsor future Booker Prizes! But someone else would take it on, it won't disappear.

Well! Galaxt are clearly prosperous enough & want to up their image by sponsoring book awards, I believe they also got a plug on Richard & Judy.
 



  Reply to this post:
 
 
  Username 
 
 
  Password 
 
 
 
 
  Register here
 

INSTRUCTIONS

Select a discussion theme.
Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).

To start a new discussion topic:

Write the name of the topic in the 'Subject' box.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To join a discussion topic:

Click on the discussion topic of your choice.
Type your message in the larger box to contribute.
Click 'Submit'.

To edit your message:

You can edit a message at any time after posting it as long as you're signed in.
Click on the 'Edit your message' link above the message.
Make your desired changes.
Click 'Submit'.

If you find you don't want to change the message after all, click on 'Return without changes'.

To set a chatmark:

Register (or log in if you have not yet done so).
Click on the "Set chatmark" link on the Chatter Box pages. This will set the time at which you have logged in.
Click on the "Go to chatmark" link to see all messages posted since you set your chatmark.

You can set your chatmark at any time and as often as you like.