It is the year of the women at the Man Booker.
The judges of the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction are announced.
In a fascinating exercise the BBC recently commissioned a poll to discover the best 100 British novels of all time.
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).
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.