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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 20th, 2014
A highly entertaining, though sometimes excoriating, send up of a
certain British literary award. After failing to win the Mann Booker in
2006 for Mother's Milk, St Aubyn claimed to have been
"relieved", he was then not even long listed for his follow up, At Last, despite protests from his many fans. Lost for Words is a witty
riposte and half the fun is trying to figure out St Aubyn's satirical targets. (thriller writer and ex MI5 head Stella Rimmington
is the most obvious). It is both hilarious and somewhat bitter at the
same time. I wonder what literary prize committees will do with this
next year.... hmmm, tricky.
Susannah and Gary