welcome to the guildhall where there isa welcome to the guildhall where there is a big pa announcement going on behind me but believe you me this is very excitable, fascinated by the choice of heath slater by anna burns as the winner, it was a shortlist that nobody quite knew who would win but it was a unanimous choice by the judges, the book is sent in the late 19705 judges, the book is sent in the late 1970s in a city full of struggle and sectarian high agreements. it could be northern ireland, it might not be. the protagonist is a 19—year—old girl whose name we don't know, she's just called middle sister. we don't know the name of anyone in the book, they are all known by their titles either relations to the middle sister or the society in which they lived. a bit confusing if you've not read the book but i've got the winning offer to explain why that choice of name, congratulations, wonderful book. brilliantly told story but why no names? the book did
not work with names. i think it's something to do with there is a lack of being straight forward in the book. i think that is part of it but really the names, ifelt book. i think that is part of it but really the names, i felt putting names really the names, i felt putting na m es lost really the names, i felt putting names lost power and atmosphere and it did not come with names. names lost power and atmosphere and it did not come with nameslj names lost power and atmosphere and it did not come with names. i think it's a huge amount of wet, not having names, the maybe boyfriend, i love that. and we don't know what city it's based on but there is a senseit city it's based on but there is a sense it might be belfast where you are from. how much of this story, the characters, is drawn from real life experience? i was brought up in belfast and it had a huge influence on the book, writing about an entire society affected by long—term violence and living under intense
pressure so it becomes normality. when i was growing up i thought that was normality. and... i have forgotten what you asked me! that does not matter because we have run out of time in italy, congratulations. congratulations to anna burns. music is on bbc two. mps have been reacting to a report into commons bullying, or was it failing to react? is the politics of brexit getting in the way of a clean—up? join me on bbc two. here on bbc one time for the news where you are. hello, and welcome to sportsday. no bale, no problem, as wales win in dublin
in the nations league. another name joines england's list of autumn absetnteess. and why moeen believes he and england have reason to smile. good evening. it's wales who top their nations league group tonight after a 1—0 win over ireland in dublin. manager ryan giggs, who was without gareth bale and aaron ramsey, securing back to back victories over ireland to seize control of the group, with promotion to the top tier of the competition within reach. it could have been very different had cyrus christie done better with this chance for the hosts, the only real clear cut opportunity in an underwhelming first half. it was left then to wales's youngesters to rally in the second period,
harry wilson with this free kick, the same player who scored for derby with a similar effort against manchester united in the league cup. that proved the difference, ireland without a win in four matches. world champions france consigned germany to a sixth defeat in ten games, beating them 2—1 in league a in paris. germany's dismal defence of their world cup ended at the group stage in russia but they went ahead after 1a minutes tonight through tony kroos. france struggled to reply, but after an hour's play, antoine griezman found a way through for the equaliser. with ten minutes of normal time left, griezman sealed victory for france with the second penalty of the match. they lead the group, with germany bottom, and also facing relegation. last night, england beat spain in the same competition. today, the u21s rounded
off their qualifying campaign for the european championships unbeaten with victory against scotland. 2—0 it finished, they went ahead in the second half thanks to a a superb free—kick from reiss nelson, who's on loan to german club hoffenheim from arsenal. the second goal was also quite special, scored by everton‘s kieran dowell. a cracking finish here. england had already qualified for the finals before the match, the scots hopes were already over. there appears no let up in england's ever growing injury list ahead of the autumn internationals, forward chris robshaw has been ruled out of the matches with south africa, new zealand, japan, and australia with a knee injury. the bbc‘s rugby union reporter chris jones joins us now. we will get to have disappointed jones will be in a moment. how bad is the injury to robshaw?
i suppose the consolation is his recovery time is being measured in weeks instead of months. around eight weeks, he will miss the autumn series. he had an operation today on a knee injury, the plan initially may have been for it to be managed, it was not too serious. but surgery was required, hejoins the likes of... england always have injuries this time of year, it is part and parcel of the way the game is. but jones would not want to lose these key stalwarts, like someone robshaw. how big a blow is this for eddie jones? as you say, it is a growing list of injuries. as always, we need to differentiate between the players that are on the fringes, and the
ones like robshaw, anthony watson, those kinds of names thatjones would not want to be losing. when you look at the context here, we are only one year away from the rugby world cup, and wales have arrested some of their best players in the summer, 110w some of their best players in the summer, now they look to have them back and reintegrate them. eddie jones went for a slightly different policy by taking his star players to south africa. either ways, jones would have loved to have a fully fit firing squad going into such a tough autumn series, especially with the likes of new zealand as the opposition. eddiejones likes of new zealand as the opposition. eddie jones has likes of new zealand as the opposition. eddiejones has been around the block, he knows that it's around the block, he knows that it's a little bit unrealistic to have a full complement of players, but he would not want to be hearing daily bulletins of another player being out, especially the likes... for wales, warrten gatland recalls captain alun wyn jones, justin tipuric, george north
and liam williams, a name not familiar to many is the uncapped leicester wing jonah holmes. what can we expect when we see him? he has really come out of left field, he is english born and bred. he qualifies through his welsh grandparents. he has always want to look a little bit outside the block —— box for his selection. lightning fast, that is what has appealed to abort gatland. —— were gatland. then he has made the move to 15th, and he is playing for the ospreys and scoring tries this season. you mention it, the likes of canada wins are back, wales looking really to honein are back, wales looking really to hone in on that world cup. it is gatland's special holiday, and they are ina gatland's special holiday, and they are in a pretty good place. thank
you forjoining us on sportsday tonight, chris jones. a quick look at some of the day's other stories. jose mourinho has been charged by the fa for "abusive language" aimed a tv camera, as manchester united came back to beat newcastle ten days ago. he has until friday evening to respond. he could face a touchline ban this weekend as united play chelsea. scotland and arsenal midfielder kim little, who will be out for ten weeks after breaking her leg in her club side's 5—0 win over chelsea in the women's super league at the weekend. she's expected to be a key figure for scotland at next summer's world cup. and johanna konta has recorded one of her best victories in what's been a troubled season. she knocked out the seventh seed elise mertens in the opening round of the kremlin cup in moscow, winning in straight sets. announcing her retirement, double olympic skeleton champion lizzie yarnold criticised the world anti—doping
agency for lifting their three—year ban on russia. she won her first olympic title at sochi, where it emerged russia had carried out the systematic mass doping of its athletes. she would like to stay in sport to help in the fight against drugs cheats. there are boards i could hope to apply to be on and continue to have the voice of the athlete represented and remind people that we have to protect athletes especially when we are talking about anti—doping issues, we have to keep banging the drum and protect clean and fair competition. it is important use the platform i have is an olympic athlete and make sure our voices are heard even though it feels like not being heard, we have to continue the fight. engand face sri lanka in the third odi tomorrow in kandy. the first was a wash out, but they took a 1—0 lead in another rain—affected match in dambulla,
with three left to play. the good news for england ahead of the world cup next summer on home soil, moeen ali believes he's coming into the peak of his career. the mental side of the game and just in general, i feel i'm comfortable with myself and my game, the way i play. i know, you know when you've done badly done well, if you have made an impact. those of the kind of things that i think i have a bit more experience in now and ifeela big part of the group. ifeel like i'm coming into my form now. england's rugby league side continue the build up to their test series against new zealand, with a one—off match against france tomorrow. eight players are set to make their debut, with places in that test series upforgrabs. among the call—ups, wakefield's tom johnstone has been included in the starting 13, as have reece lyne, jamie shaul and oli holmes.
scrum—half richie myler is back in the squad for the first time in six years. i was given a bit of a tip—off, but i was given a bit of a tip—off, but i was waiting to get into the final. saturday night was a rough job —— i was waiting to get into the final. saturday night was a roughjob —— a rushjob. you sometimes saturday night was a roughjob —— a rush job. you sometimes think you will get a second chance. like i said, i've not played since a last game, soi said, i've not played since a last game, so i have to get the coverage of the weight and get back into it. the test comes round really quick, i just have to do my best and perform my best to play against the kiwis. that's all from sportsday. coming up in a moment, the papers. hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be
bringing us tomorrow. with me are pippa crerar, deputy political editor of the guardian, and charlie wells, from the economist. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in. the front of the ft shows us secetary of state mike pompeo meeting saudi arabia's crown prince after the disappearance of the journalist jamal khashoggi. i's lead concerns the asset manager blackrock. the mirror reports that the former wife of tv presenter ant mcpartlin cited adultery as the reason for the couple's divorce. the metro leads with the trial of russel bishop, who is accused it felt really warm in south east anglia. but from the blue skies to
the grey skies, this was argyle imbued in scotland earlier on, where we had a week whether front producing rain and drizzle. the main driving load is heading up towards it also pictures booker prize winner anna burns. and the times reports that a worldwide register of suspected sexual predators working in the aid sector is to be pioneered by britain. clever variety of front—page news for us to digest. kick us off with what mr hammond is saying about a very large bill? european
negotiators like to talk about how within the brexit negotiations, there has been quite a lot of magical thinking. some of that magical thinking. some of that magical thinking. some of that magical thinking has basically been if there is no deal, we will not have to pay the eu anything. and here his film is philip hammond having some real talk, saying that we cannot just walk away from something we signed up two decades ago, and have no financial obligations whatsoever. it is a little bit like saying just because you don't like your house, that does not mean you can walk away from your mortgage, move different house and not be with the other one. is a clear how he can apparently say this, when for example, dominic raab can say that we will not pay that u nless we can say that we will not pay that unless we get a deal? obviously this is problematic for them, and the telegraph story is based on a cabinet meeting today in which they we re cabinet meeting today in which they were delivering