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02 Oct 2015

What links Ion Trewin, the Man Booker and the Great British Bake Off?

A memorial service was held this week at St Martin-in-the-Fields for Ion Trewin, the much loved editor, biographer and Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, who died earlier this year. It was a joyous affair, despite the sadness, with a remarkable array of speakers remembering Ion as they knew him.

25 Sep 2015

Sherlock Holmes and Sunjeev Sahota

Man Booker aficionados might remember that last year's winner, Richard Flanagan, was predicted ahead of time by a ‘Mr Smith’, a mystery punter from the north east who claimed not to have read any of the shortlisted books but made his choice on the basis of scouring reviews and examining the judges' Wikipedia pages.

18 Sep 2015

The Shortlist, a good list?

The shortlist is out and the first reactions are in. So what – based on a sample of initial reactions – does the world make of the Man Booker judges' six pick?

15 Sep 2015

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015 shortlist is revealed

Marlon James, Tom McCarthy, Chigozie Obioma, Sunjeev Sahota, Anne Tyler and Hanya Yanagihara are today, Tuesday 15 September, announced as the shortlisted authors for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

14 Sep 2015

Sunjeev Sahota - longlisted author interview

In the latest in our series of interviews with Man Booker Prize 2015 longlisted authors, we speak to Sunjeev Sahota author of The Year of the Runaways: