We're in the count-down days to the announcement of the winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. It's not the winner I'm most interested in but the short-list of nominees, which always provides a whopping good reading list. Here are the 10 in the line-up.
Richard Flanagan says his new book is about desire. But it's the historical events and characters (the novelist Charles Dickens and the explorer Sir John Franklin) that make it memorable.