Just to flag-up the The Spectator's revamped, online Book Club - which you can access here
. Plenty of stuff there that bibliophilic CoffeeHousers may find interesting - including Book of the Month recommendations (this month
: Jonathan Littell's The Kindly Ones
); a massive, well-sorted review archive; and a discussion board. Would be great to see some of you over there.
To mark the launch, The Spectator's holding a short story competition. There are full details
in the latest issue of the mag - but, in case any of you want to enter, I reproduce the terms here:
To celebrate the launch of the Spectator Book Club, The Spectator is giving you the chance to have a short story published in the magazine.
To enter, write a short story of 2,000 words or under, on the subject of invisibility, and email it as an attachment to email@example.com or post it to:
Short Story Competition,
22 Old Queen Street,
London, SW1H 9HP
The winning entry will be published in a future issue of The Spectator, and ten runners-up will have their short stories published on the Spectator website. The entries will be judged by a panel of Spectator staff, along with a representative of Barclays Wealth.
Deadline for entry is 25 June 2009.