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The Man Booker Prize 2007

The Man Booker Prize 2007

The Winner

The Gathering

The Gathering is a family epic. It is also a sexual history: tracing the line of hurt and redemption through three generations - starting with the grandmother, Ada Merriman - showing how memories warp and family secrets fester.

This is a novel about love and disappointment, about thwarted lust and limitless desire, and how our fate is written in the body, not in the stars.

The Shortlist

The Longlist

The 2007 Judges

Howard Davies (Chair)

Wendy Cope

Giles Foden

Ruth Scurr

Imogen Stubbs