Glad to inform you that Hurree is back in civilisation, bursting with tales of faraway lands and strange sights. So this is the last you’ll hear from me, at least until The Babu next goes walkabout.

A few links to remember me by:

A bit dated, but… Esquire’s 70th Anniversary selection of the greatest stories they have ever told is available for your reading pleasure – pieces by Richard Bren Cramer, Michael Herr, Norman Mailer, John Sack and Tom Wolfe. For the winner, Frank Sinatra Has a Cold By Gay Talese, you’ll have to buy the magazine. (Thanks for the link, Les)

Mark Haddon wins the Whitbread Book of the Year award, shortly after the South Bank Show awards best book prize. (Both in The Guardian.)

Living to Tell the Tale, and Elizabeth Costello didn’t make the list, but Richard Powers’s The Time of Our Singing, Tobias Wolff’s Old School and Caryl Phillips’ A Distant Shore did. As did Monica Ali’s Brick Lane. Jonathan Brown in The Independent reports on the USA’s National Book Critics Circle awards nominees.

& thes ones fore our frend, The Enemy. Thanks for keeping us on our tose, pal.

If you’re as sick of the Social Networking thing as some people seem to be, there’s an antidote. (Attention DD!)

Right then, i’m off. Come by and see me some time.

Zig at Zigzackly

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