DBC Pierre, Man Booker winner in 2003 with Vernon God Little, gives an idea of just what a big deal the prize is in a writer's life.
Marlon James, this year’s Man Booker winner with A Brief History of Seven Killings, has been musing on the effect winning the prize has had on his life (it is only a tad over a month since he was named the victor).
It is longlist time again for the €100,000 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, won last year by Jim Crace for his Man Booker shortlisted Harvest.
If you'd like to know what kind of music you might hear should Marlon James, Man Booker winner 2015, ever invite you to his house for a drink then a recent radio appearance gives some fascinating clues.
Howard Jacobson, Man Booker winner in 2010, has been in fine, well, Jacobsonian form recently when defending this year's winner, Marlon James, against a reviewer who took against A Brief History of Seven Killings.
Lisa Jardine, the writer, critic, broadcaster and Chair of the judges for the 2002 Man Booker Prize was a professor of renaissance studies at University College London and an honorary fellow of the Royal Society.
You might think, given that A Brief History of Seven Killings is based around an assassination attempt on Bob Marley, that the musical tastes of the Man Booker 2015 winner Marlon James would tend towards the reggae end of the spectrum.
Marlon James has spent the past few days coming to terms with the fact that, as the 2015 Man Booker Prize winner, his life has changed irrevocably.
First there were 156 novels and then 13, then six and now, at last, just the one - Marlon James's A Brief History of Seven Killings.
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James is tonight, Tuesday 13 October, named as the winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.