Author Archives: David Avital

Julian Barnes Wins the Man Booker Prize – A Review

By | October 19, 2011

"Something has happened – Julian Barnes has won the Booker Prize at the fourth attempt. That 'Something happened' is all one can say of any historical event according to Adrian Finn, the lost link in the chain of responsibility running through Barnes's winning novella, The Sense of an Ending. This is a twisting, tricksy, remorseful… Read More »

UK National Poetry Day 2011

By | October 6, 2011

Happy UK National Poetry Day! We're all poetry fans here at Continuum and if you are too, you’ll be keen to check out the official website which lists poetry-themed events going on up and down the country, including a National Poetry Live event happening right across the road from our London office at Waterloo’s South Bank Centre. National Poetry… Read More »

More Thoughts on Barnes and The Booker

By | September 7, 2011

"After winning the David Cohen Prize earlier this year, Julian Barnes may finally add the Booker to his list of awards. Previously shortlisted in 1984 for Flaubert's Parrot, in 1998 for England, England and in 2005 for Arthur and George, Barnes has now made the 2011 shortlist of six for his recent novel(la) The Sense… Read More »

Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

By | September 6, 2011

As I’m sure most of you will know by now, today has been one of the most important dates in the UK literary calendar, with the announcement of the shortlist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize. Predictably, this year’s shortlist has already prompted quite a bit of commentary. The shortlist is particularly noticeable this year… Read More »

Continuum Acquired by Bloomsbury

By | July 14, 2011

We are excited to announce that, over the weekend, ownership of Continuum passed from Nova/Paul Investments Capital Management to Bloomsbury. Bloomsbury are a prestigious, innovative and independent-minded publisher who are planning to grow the academic and professional arm of their business with Continuum as the cornerstone. Acquiring Continuum is a significant investment for them and a big… Read More »

Continuum and Samuel Beckett: Out of the Archive

By | June 23, 2011

Just a reminder to say that Continuum will be in attendance at this weekend’s Samuel Beckett: Out of the Archive conference at the University of York this weekend. It’s shaping up to be a hugely interesting conference, with some fascinating keynotes, seminars and presentations as well as performances, readings and exhibitions. We’ll be using the… Read More »

Oscar Wilde

By | May 26, 2011

Hello! I am very happy to be writing my first blog post as the new Editorial Assistant for Continuum’s Literary Studies list and who better to write about whilst making my first mark at Continuum than Oscar Wilde, a man who certainly made his mark on the world. Our great new book Oscar Wilde, a… Read More »

Shakespeare Now!

By | April 1, 2011

Right, we’re rapidly heading into the weekend, so for anyone looking for some literary-themed reading, I thought I’d make some suggestions. Last month, we published two new titles in our flagship Shakespeare Now! series that I most definitely recommend. The two new books in the series share a common desire: to put scholarship directly back… Read More »