“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”


DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland ... Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin)


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09 September 2011

OUR STRANGE BEHINDS: NOT MARTI SHAW!

FROM THE ARCHIVE: THE AUTHOR, CENTRE, JUDGING A McLAREN VALE COCKTAIL COMPETITION, ABOUT 1981. HELP REMIND DRINKSTER OF THE IDENTITY OF THE TWO GENTLEMEN ON THE LEFT ... THE THREE ON THE RIGHT ARE MARTINA SHAW, OF SHAW & SMITH; PAUL BUTTERY, OF GEMTREE AND THE TERRACES, AND MARK MAXWELL, OF MAXWELL WINES

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