This week's competition, in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, is from a novelist and playwright who won the Nobel Prize in 1969:
"Mr Hackett turned the corner and saw, in the failing light, at some little distance, his seat."
* Entries, including postal address, should be sent to First Impressions, The Times Higher , Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1W 1BX, faxed to 020 7782 3300 or emailed to
The winner receives a £25 book voucher. The closing date is December 13.
The winner of last week's competition, who identified Paul Auster's City of Glass , was Philip Bradfield, Wolverhampton University.
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