Posted on 19th October 2010

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Raising writers above the parapet

About this time last year, when the 2009 Man Booker judges were wrestling with their shortlist, I set off for Italy to interview Simon Mawer. In the books world, the author of The Glass Room was held to be the only horse with even an outside chance of pipping runaway favourite Hilary Mantel to the…