Every week another literary shortlist is announced, a judging panel revealed, a couple of longlists named, with a juicily controversial omission or a tediously predictable inclusion. But if The Parrots is to be believed, none is more significant than The Prize, the loftiest of all literary accolades, for which there are just three men in contention. They are The Beginner, The Writer and The Master. And for each of these men, the outcome really, really matters. In the Italian writer Filippo Bologna's smart new novel, we watch the three finalists in the countdown to the big announcement.
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Monday 19 August 2013
Saints broke their record transfer fee for the second time this season after they shelled out £15m for the Italian, but what will he offer fans at St Mary's?
Inter Milan boss Andrea Stramaccioni not expecting sack despite likely Europa League exit at hands of Tottenham
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Spurs lead 3-0 from the first leg
Friday 22 February 2013
'My photographs are not documents – they're not simulacra, they're imaginary'
Monday 05 November 2012
Southampton captain Adam Lallana has revealed the club's current plight keeps him awake at night.
Thursday 18 October 2012
Southampton manager Nigel Adkins has confirmed club record signing Gaston Ramirez faces six weeks on the sidelines.
Friday 12 October 2012
Helmut Haller, who scored for West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final against England and took the match ball home before returning it to the Football Association 30 years later, has died at the age of 73, his home club Augsburg said yesterday.
Saturday 25 August 2012
Research showed 14 per cent of 16- and 17-year-old Italian girls would undergo breast surgery
Wednesday 22 August 2012
Southampton hope to complete the signing of Gaston Ramirez despite Bologna delaying the move due to their financial troubles.
Friday 17 August 2012
Gaston Ramirez is edging closer to a move to Southampton, Press Association Sport understands.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
Croatia's head coach is disappointed Andre Villas-Boas is not picking Luka Modric, but expects the unsettled playmaker to complete his move from Tottenham to Real Madrid soon.
Wednesday 01 August 2012
Now... On 18 August, Venue Holidays has a week's family camping in France at the La Croix du Vieux Pont site near Paris and Reims. It costs £683 for two adults and up to four children in a mobile home, plus Dover-Calais ferry crossing (venueholidays.co.uk).
Tuesday 26 June 2012
Bologna have no intention of selling Alessandro Diamanti this summer, according to club president Albano Guaraldi.
Bologna 'negotiating with important club' over sale of Manchester City and Liverpool 'target' Gaston Ramirez
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Bologna general director Roberto Zanzi has revealed they are negotiating with a top European club over the sale of sought-after playmaker Gaston Ramirez.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
At least 15 people died and 12 were missing yesterday after the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna was struck by a powerful earthquake, the second to hit the area in just ten days.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Shock felt throughout northern Italy as an estimated 14,000 people are made homeless
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
Andy McSmith's Sketch: Feisty audience is the real star of an enlightening show
- 2 Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit