Friday, August 18, 2006

pass the valium canapes

Ed Champion has posted the Literary Hipster's Handbook - 2006 Q3 Edition:

“Booker nod”: A literary event with tiresome results, often producing soporific qualities in the participant. Named after the predictable nature of the 2006 Booker Award longlist, but recently expanded to include bookstore events, boardroom meetings, and drab cocktail parties. A legitimate Booker nod must involve someone falling asleep, thus signaling to other hipsters that the event should be avoided at all costs.

Note: The Booker longlist was announced on Monday.