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Though you wouldn’t know he was if you tried to find his stuff in a bookshop: most of it hasn’t been translated into English yet, alas.” Macdonald said she also launched the project to show The Omnivore could do love as well as hate after its Hatchet Job of the Year award for savage book reviews attracted international attention – this year’s gong went to journalist Camilla Long for her take-down of Rachel Cusk’s Aftermath – and because literary tastes were often more revealing than generic dating profiles.She added that media interest in the matchmaking site so far had largely been from the US, and a State-side expansion could now be on the cards.Follow @Telegraph Books The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.How will the story stack up against the greatest films about business?The site’s creators then contact the pin-up to check the interest is mutual.Users pose with a copy of one of their favourite books: choices range from the highbrow (Homer) to the more simple (The Very Hungry Caterpillar), and a witty blurb prefaces most of the profiles: “Natasha is a (nearly) 25-year-old librarian from Whitechapel with a penchant for older Hungarian men.
It’s so meta that after reading it, you question how many layers of reality there are in the world, and if they are in fact the same as layers of narrative or indeed, irony.” Or Jaspreet from Cambridge on the last book he read: “I just finished some of the Récits en rêves of Yves Bonnefoy, the most distinguished living French poet.
Perhaps depressives have an instinct for each other.
Why else, when Johann Hari was at the centre of a furore over plagiarism that led to him losing his column on The Independent seven years ago, did I decide to drop him a line?
“I think that English people can sometimes be a bit afraid of appearing over intellectual.
Americans really don’t have that sort of problem, they love talking about how clever they are.” Other dating sites, such as the New York-based alikewise.com, offer to match people according to their favourite books, but The Omnivore pin-ups is the first to fully profile the literary sensibilities of their members.