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The Man Booker Prize

Fun, fun, fun and fiction

An old interview with the double Man Booker winner J.M. Coetzee resurfaced recently and it serves as

William Trevor, the Man...

Beryl Bainbridge was always held to be the ‘Man Booker bridesmaid’, gathering five nominations but

The great prize money giveaway

It has been a 44 years since John Berger gave his prize money for winning the 1972 Booker Prize (as

Why Hilary Mantel is 5,693%...

Of course the Man Booker is not about money, even though it carries a £50,000 reward and the

Paul Beatty, a worried man

There is a slight air of apprehension about Paul Beatty, the new Man Booker winner. As well there

Paul Beatty, a shocking...

How ironic that Paul Beatty's first act as the Man Booker Prize winner 2016 was to be lost for words

The great British Man...

Almost there. While one of the triumvirate of national prizes – Strictly Come Dancing – still has

Hotel du Lac remembered

In 1984, Anita Brookner, who died in March, won the then plain Booker Prize with Hotel du Lac. Among

The Ferrante farrago

Claudio Gatti, the Italian journalist who this week ‘unmasked’ the woman who writes as Elena

The long list of shortlists

Following hot on the heels of the mother of all literary announcements, the Man Booker shortlist,