We haven’t read ‘The Shock of the Fall‘ by Nathan Filer, and can’t comment on the artistic merits of the book which recently won the Costa Book of the Year award. However, we can speak about the Guardian’s report on the award, and the author’s curious understanding of the words “peace” and “human rights”.
The Guardian’s story, Costa winner Nathan Filer: ‘This is huge, isn’t it?’, by Guardian features writer Kira Cochrane, begins thus:
This has been one of the most eventful weeks so far in an already eventful life for Nathan Filer. On Saturday, it was his wedding – the culmination of a journey that began in spring 2012, with an unexpected proposal to his partner Emily while they were being held in an Israeli detention centre. Then on Tuesday he won the Costa Book of the Year award for his first novel, The Shock…
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