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*NEWSFLASH* 11 February 2014: AA Gill wins the third annual Hatchet Job of the Year Award for his Sunday Times review of Autobiography by Morrissey.


Brought to you by The OmnivoreThe Hatchet Job of the Year Award is for the writer of the angriest, funniest, most trenchant book review of the past twelve months. It aims to raise the profile of professional critics and to promote integrity and wit in literary journalism. The prize is a year’s supply of potted shrimp, courtesy of The Fish Society. The prize-giving will take place at the Coach and Horses in Soho.

This year’s shortlist:

Craig Brown on Distant Intimacy: A Friendship in the Age of the Internet by Frederic Raphael and Joseph EpsteinThe Mail on Sunday
Rachel Cooke on Strictly Ann: The Autobiography by Ann WiddecombeThe Observer
Lucy Ellmann on Worst. Person. Ever. by Douglas CouplandThe Guardian
A A Gill on Autobiography by MorrisseyThe Sunday Times
Peter Kemp on The Goldfinch by Donna TarttThe Sunday Times
Frederic Raphael on A Delicate Truth by John le CarréThe TLS
David Sexton on The Luminaries by Eleanor CattonLondon Evening Standard
Hedley Twidle on The Last Train to Zona Verde by Paul TherouxNew Statesman

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The Fish Society

Hatchet Job of the Year is sponsored by The Fish Society and The Coach and Horses pub in Soho.

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