Folio News : October 2010

The Great White Silence

The BFI screens newly restored film of Scott's expedition

Captain Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition to Antarctica differed from many other similar expeditions in the heroic age of exploration because of his very modern decision to bring along a pro...read more

last modified: Mon, Sep 12th 2011

Howard Jacobson wins Man Booker Prize

10/1 outsider beats strong competition to win £50,000 prize

The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson has won the 2010 Man Booker prize. The 10/1 outsider beat the bookies' favourite, C by Tom McCarthy, to win the £50,000 award at a c...read more

last modified: Mon, Sep 12th 2011

Mario Vargas Llosa awarded 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature

Novelist, journalist, essayist and even politician, the Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa is one of the great Latin American storytellers - a master of dialogue who believes in the power of fiction to i...read more

last modified: Mon, Sep 12th 2011
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