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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Thursday 02 June 2011
The spectre of corruption returned to haunt Italian football yesterday when former star World Cup striker Beppe Signori was among 16 people arrested after investigators busted a football match-fixing operation that was so big police dubbed it a "proper criminal organisation".
Saturday 02 April 2011
Friday 01 April 2011
How I Lost the War is award-winning screenwriter Filippo Bologna's first novel. Set in Tuscany, the book is Bologna's antidote to the sun-drenched terracotta loveliness of the area so familiar to British expats and readers of Under a Tuscan Sun. This Tuscany is not rural and unspoilt. Indeed, his story is about the spoiling of it.
Wednesday 01 December 2010
Serie A players will go on strike for the 16th round of games in Italy following a breakdown in negotiations between the Lega Calcio and the players' union, on a new collective bargaining agreement.
Wednesday 27 October 2010
Juventus midfielder Milos Krasic will miss Saturday's Serie A trip to Milan after being banned for two matches for diving during Sunday's draw at Bologna.
Friday 23 July 2010
First known as "Luther Blissett", Bologna's fiction-writing collective return with a stylish, atmospheric and provocative saga set in British America in the years prior to the white-settler uprising of 1776.
Tuesday 06 April 2010
Jose Mourinho believes playing on an artificial pitch will be like child's play for his Internazionale team as they look to knock out CSKA Moscow in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tonight.
Thursday 07 January 2010
Federico Macheda's agent says Bologna want to take the young Manchester United striker back to Italy on a loan deal, although he feels it is unlikely to happen.
Saturday 19 September 2009
Monday 22 June 2009
Internazionale president Massimo Moratti has sparked a transfer scramble among major European clubs after admitting that star duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Maicon could be sold.
Tuesday 14 April 2009
David Trezeguet could be staying at Juventus after the France international insisted his aim was to help the club win the Champions League.
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