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Hatchet Job of the Year announces 2013 shortlist, dings Morrissey
Hatchet Job of the Year announces 2013 shortlist, dings Morrissey

"Morrissey is plainly the most ornery, cantankerous, entitled, whingeing, self-martyred human being who ever drew breath. And those are just his good qualities." — A.A. Gill on "Autobiography" by Morrissey. It's that time again: The Hatchet Job of the Year Award is back. British magazine the Omnivore announced the shortlist for its 2013 Hatchet Job of the Year Award on Tuesday; Gill on Morrissey is only one of the delightful take-downs on the list. In case it isn't obvious, the Hatchet Job of the Year Award celebrates book criticism with an edge. It was founded in 2012 to "crusade against dullness, deference and lazy thinking" and now...

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