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The Man Booker Prize 1969

The Man Booker Prize 1969

The Winner

Something to Answer For

It was 1956 and he was in Port Said.

About these two facts he was reasonably certain but a murderous attack left him certain about little else – maybe just the conviction that the British usually did the right thing and that to be a crook a man must assume the society he lived in was honest.

The Shortlist

The 1969 Judges

W.L. Webb

David Farrer

Frank Kermode

Stephen Spender

Dame Rebecca West