Top 5 authors with three names

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This article is from 2009.

George Dawes Green

For some writers, a middle initial just isn’t enough to get across their need for a slightly longer name than is the norm. Here’s a quintet of triple-monikered authors:

  1. George Dawes Green
    Two events from the tri-titled New York chap, firstly celebrating Ravens, his first novel in a mere 13 years, and secondly the storytelling night phenomenon called The Moth which he launched pretty much in his own front room. 21 Aug, 8.30pm, £9 (£7); 22 Aug, 7pm, £9 (£7).
  2. Yasmin Alibhai Brown
    The popular broadcaster and journalist is here to explore her East African Indian culinary roots with The Settler’s Cookbook. 21 Aug, 3pm, £9 (£7).
  3. Nii Ayikwei Parkes
    The Ghanaian writer and performer delivered his debut, Tail of the Blue Bird, an analysis about the old and the new in his homeland. 21 Aug, 6pm, £6 (£4).
  4. Alexander McCall Smith
    Our Sandy refuses to slow up whether it’s crime fiction, kids books or the tales of people in a particular street in Edinburgh. After all, he’s only been translated in 43 languages. 22 Aug, 6.30pm, £9 (£7).
  5. Michael Symmons Roberts
    The complexities of body and soul, and science and religion are at the heart of this acclaimed poet’s most recent collection, The Half-Healed. 23 Aug, 4.30pm, £6 (£4).

This article is from 2009.

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