I heard on the radio today that Europe produces 85,000 PhDs a year. That seems rather a lot doesn't it? I'm a bit dizzy thinking of it. One doctorate at the moment is dizzying me.
Prizes all round too: Banville won the Booker. I haven't read it, but have heard terrible things about it. Really terrible. And ould Pinter won the Nobel Prize. There's a big 75th birthday celebration season at The Gate in Dublin.