Hatchet Job of the Year Award 2011 on the Spectator Blog
The bash was an unqualified success, but Geoff Dyer seemed a little irked that his neat assault on Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending had been overlooked. His equilibrium was restored, however, when the evening’s sponsor, a genial cove from the Fish Society, quoted a pithy Dyerism in his speech. Dyer inclined his head and nodded in recognition. It was either a show of self-regard or a moment of winning vulnerability.