1 January 2010
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In this week′s TLS, the novelist Giles Foden (bestselling author of The Last King of Scotland) writes about the latest Nobel literature laureate, Abdulrazak Gurnah. In the week of the Frankfurt Book Fair we also look at European literature: Russell Williams write about the phenomenon of the rentrée littéraire in France, an intense period in which hundreds of books are published ahead of the round of annual literary prizes; we review Andrea Camilleri′s last Inspector Montalbano novel, an unexpectedly postmodern sign-off; and some re-released work by the iconic Annemarie Schwarzenbach, who lived fast, died young, and left behind a beautiful corpus. Plus Beejay Silcox on the misogyny of Australian political life, Michael Caines on Hamlet, and much, much more.