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Hannah Beckerman
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Writer and bibliophile
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In The Observer today, I review 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematorium' by Caitlin Doughty.
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/03/smoke-gets-in-your-eyes-review-caitlin-doughty-and-other-lessons-from-the-crematorium

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Just in time for #mayweatherpacquiao  tonight, in today's FT Weekend Magazine, I get a #boxing  masterclass from Trainspotting author, Irvine Welsh:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9806dc1e-ede2-11e4-90d2-00144feab7de.html#axzz3Ytd0NpSX
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Ahead of 'The Casual Vacancy' on BBC One tomorrow, I interviewed Rory Kinnear about acting and the art of jigsaw puzzling in today's FT Weekend Magazine:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/e0a3e7ae-b17a-11e4-831b-00144feab7de.html#axzz3Re93gtht

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A year ago today, 'The Dead Wife's Handbook' was published. 
Over on +TheHuffingtonPost I reflect on a Year In the Life of a Debut Novelist:
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/hannah-beckerman/being-a-novelist_b_6668378.html
#books   #fiction   #novels  

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Completely thrilled that The Dead Wife's Handbook is one of Heat Magazine's BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR.
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Which were the best debut novels of 2014? 
I blogged for +The Huffington Post about the best of the year:
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/hannah-beckerman/best-debut-novels-of-2014_b_6106642.html
#books   #debutnovel  

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My debut novel, The Dead Wife's Handbook, has been longlisted for +The Guardian 'Not the Booker' prize, which is AWESOME.

Now it's over to YOU - the readers - to vote for the shortlist. Needless to say I would LOVE to be on it so if you read & liked my book, please vote! It only takes five mins...

Closes midnight Sun Aug 3rd. Only rule is you have to vote for two books.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/jul/28/not-the-booker-prize-vote-shortlist?CMP=twt_gu&commentpage=1

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Go on - sponsor him!
Still time - a group of us are cycling from London-Paris in 24 hours starting 4pm Friday. Sponsorship for the wonderful Duchenne Trust is hugely appreciated.

http://www.justgiving.com/GoogleDuchenne

Route attached below. Looks far...
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Am honoured to have been shortlisted for the +BritMums Brilliance in Blogging Awards 2014. 

Here's the full shortlist and a handy link if you fancy voting!

http://www.britmums.com/2014/04/congratulations-bibs-shortlist-bloggers/
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