Published on Submitted by Natalie on Mon, 2012-10-01 16:43
Join this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlisted authors at Southbank Centre on 15 October in London as they read and discuss their work on the eve of the winner announcement.
The event is chaired by one of the UK’s favourite broadcasters and former Man Booker Prize judge, Radio 4’s James Naughtie.
For the first time, booklovers nationwide will be able to enjoy and participate in the shortlist event by watching it on the big screen at their local cinemas. Man Booker Live, an exciting new initiative for 2012, sees the Man Booker Prize for Fiction partnering with Picturehouse Entertainment to broadcast ‘Prize Readings’ live via satellite. Cinema audiences will be able to take part in the event via Twitter by sending their questions to #ManBookerLive.
For avid followers of the Man Booker Prize and bookgroups everywhere, the evening promises lively discussion and a unique opportunity to see and hear these outstanding writers the night before the winner of the £50,000 prize is decided.
The 2012 shortlist is:
Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, Monday 15 October
Man Booker Prize Readings
Tickets £18, £15, £12
For further information visit: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk or telephone: 0844 847 9910
Man Booker Live, at select cinemas across the UK, Monday 15 October
Tickets: Prices vary, check cinemas for details
For a list of participating Picturehouse cinemas visit: https://www.picturehouses.com/News/item/Man_Booker_Live
For a list of participating Cineworld cinemas visit: www.cineworld.co.uk
Scala, Prestatyn, www.scalaprestatyn.co.uk
Dundee Contemporary Arts, www.dca.org.uk
Pocklington Arts Centre, www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk
Derby Quad, www.derbyquad.co.uk
Firstsite, Colchester, www.firstsite.uk.net
Forum Cinema, Hexham, www.forumhexham.co.uk
Electric Palace, Bridport, www.electricpalace.org.uk
Lighthouse Dublin, www.lighthousecinema.ie