Books Of The Times: ‘skios’ By Michael Frayn

In Michael Frayn’s novel, we are asked to believe that in the age of Google a handsome, charming gadabout could be confused, over and over, with an older, pudgy world-renowned scientist.

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  • Wodehouse prize for comic fiction reveals 'exceptionally strong' shortlist
    The quest to be named the UK's funniest author begins today as novels from the likes of Howard Jacobson and Michael Frayn ... strong" shortlist. Skios, a mistaken identity farce set on a Greek island, was described in the Financial Times as akin to ...
    04/4/2013 - 3:46 am | View Link
  • Hatchet jobs: Agony for the author but bliss for us to read
    Some reviewers appeared several times, as if writing abusive copy were meat ... Leo Robson's attack on Michael Frayn's literary farce Skios was too like someone taking a blunderbuss to a butterfly. So we reached a shortlist of eight and announced it ...
    02/12/2013 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Books of the Year 2012
    Michael Frayn makes full use of the opportunities. Skios (Faber, £15.99 ... sometimes lyrical fiction for our times. North-west London, in all its vibrant, polyglot confusion, is chronicled in pages of witty, street-savvy prose that left me wanting ...
    11/28/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Andre Brink and Tan Twan Eng Longlisted for 2012 Man Booker Prize
    According to chair of the judges Sir Peter Stothard, Editor of the Times Literary Supplement, while the panel “did not set out to reject the old guard [...] the new has come powering through.” The shortlist of six will be announced at a press ...
    07/25/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Hilary Mantel's sequel survives as big names miss out on Booker Prize
    Sir Peter Stothard, editor of the Times Literary Supplement ... Celebrated author and playwright Michael Frayn has been named on the longlist for his work Skios, a farce set on the Greek Island. At 78, he is the oldest of the nominated authors.
    07/25/2012 - 12:59 pm | View Link
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  • Best Unappreciated Books (1204 books)
    This is a list for books of any genre or time that deserved to be praised but flew in under the radar. These books weren't on any best seller lists or acclaimed by ...
    04/19/2014 - 10:23 am | View Website
  • Towards the End of the Morning: Michael ...
    Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933 and began his career as a journalist on the Guardian and the Observer. His novels include Towards the End of the Morning ...
    04/19/2014 - 8:58 am | View Website
  • Noises Off by Michael Frayn — Reviews, Discussion ...
    I've seen this three times. It's the most clever play, hysterically funny, really laugh-until-it-hurts-funny, but it has to be done by somebody top-notch.
    04/19/2014 - 6:20 am | View Website
  • Skios by Michael Frayn – review | Books | The Guardian
    Writing in the great, but currently neglected, tradition of Waugh, Wodehouse and Kingsley Amis, he is probably at his best in his 1967 Fleet Street novel Towards the ...
    04/19/2014 - 3:07 am | View Website
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    04/18/2014 - 10:20 pm | View Website
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