« | Home | »

Frayn’s Private Joke

Tags: |

After regaling them with the story of how he fell for an elaborate hoax at the hands of one of the actors in Copenhagen, Michael Frayn told an audience at the Edinburgh Book Festival yesterday that there’s a seven-word private joke hidden in his latest novel, Skios. He’ll send a bottle of champagne to the first person to spot it. ‘All you need to have done to understand it is have read my complete works – my 10 novels and 15 plays,’ he said, apparently without feeling the need to add that they’re available at all good bookshops.

Comments on “Frayn’s Private Joke”

  1. maryhguest says:

    Did we ever work this one out?

Comment on this post

Log in or register to post a comment.


  • Recent Posts

    RSS – posts

  • Contributors

  • Recent Comments

    • Delaide on Inauguration Day: I know it's not cool to praise Obama, or HRC for that matter. But in the context of what's possible in American politics, I think he did a remarkable ...
    • trumpaverse on The Nightmare Begins: It's not an incipient nightmare anymore: it has arrived. I did much searching this sad evening to locate something online to help me deal with my an...
    • suetonius on He won, won, won: You know what's funny? In Trump's description of the Twilight Zone episode, the guy dies in an accident. Actually, he's shot by the police. I find ...
    • melsumar on At the Gogol Centre: Several years ago I took a group of sixth formers to The Tempest in Russian. It turned out to be brilliant, especially for making them realise the phy...
    • Graucho on Inauguration Day: In a just world the Iran Contra affair would have had Reagan impeached and imprisoned, but it isn't a just world.

    RSS – comments

  • Contact

  • Blog Archive

Advertisement Advertisement