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21.11.12
Robert Macfarlane is today, Wednesday 21 November 2012, named as chair of the judges for the 2013 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, the most prestigious award for fiction written in English. Having been on the judging panel in 2004, he will now lead a panel of five judges in choosing the best book of the year. Robert Macfarlane comments: Read more...
16.10.12
Download a PDF of the press release Hilary Mantel is tonight named the winner of the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for her novel Bring up the Bodies, published by Fourth Estate. Read more...
01.10.12
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. Read more...
11.09.12
For immediate release, Tuesday 11 September 2012 2012 shortlist announced Deborah Levy, Hilary Mantel, Alison Moore, Will Self, Tan Twan Eng and Jeet Thayil are the six shortlisted authors in contention for the Man Booker Prize 2012, it is announced today, Tuesday 11 September 2012. The judges praised the powerful language and artistry displayed in the six books, whose common themes include old age, memory and loss. Read more...
15.08.12
Man Booker Live is an exciting new initiative for 2012. The Man Booker Prize for Fiction has partnered with Picturehouse Entertainment to broadcast ‘Prize Readings,’ an evening with the 2012 shortlisted authors at the Royal Festival Hall at London’s Southbank Centre on Monday 15 October. Read more...
07.11.11
13,000 copies of Man Booker Prize shortlisted titles have been distributed to students beginning university this autumn. Read more...
24.10.11
13,000 copies of Man Booker Prize shortlisted titles have been distributed to students beginning university this autumn. Read more...
18.10.11
Julian Barnes is Man Booker Prize 2011 winner Read more...
06.09.11
Julian Barnes, Carol Birch, Patrick deWitt, Esi Edugyan, Stephen Kelman and A.D. Read more...
26.07.11
Man Booker Prize 2011 longlist announced Read more...
18.05.11
Philip Roth announced as winner of fourth Man Booker International Prize Philip Roth is today announced as the winner of the fourth Man Booker International Prize at a press conference at the Sydney Opera House. Roth was chosen from a list of 13 eminent contenders including, for the first time, two Chinese novelists. Read more...
19.04.11
Beryl Bainbridge's 1998 novel, Master Georgie, is today (Tuesday 19 April) announced the winner of a special prize created to honour the late, much-loved author - the Man Booker Best of Beryl. Read more...
30.03.11
Statement issued by authors’ literary agent following announcement of list of finalists Following the announcement of the thirteen finalists of the Man Booker International Prize 2011, announced in Sydney, Australia this morning (10.30 Australia EST; 00.30 BST), literary agents, Curtis Brown, have issued the following statement on behalf of John le Carré: Read more...
30.03.11
Finalists’ List Announced - Chinese writers feature in the list for the first time - A more wide-ranging list, which includes best-selling international thriller writer John le Carré and crossover author Philip Pullman Read more...
14.03.11
The Australian city of Sydney will play an important role in the fourth  Man Booker International Prize.  The University of Sydney will host the press conference to announce the Judges' list of finalists on 30 March, and the winner of the £60,000 prize will be announced at the Sydney Writers' Festival on 18 May.    Read more...
08.02.11
Booker Prize Foundation creates special prize Read more...
31.01.11
William Boyd, Ali Smith, Colin Thubron & Candia McWilliam Read more...
25.10.10
The full judging panel for the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction is announced today, Thursday 25 November 2010. Read more...
12.10.10
Howard Jacobson is tonight (Tuesday 12 October) named the winner of the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for The Finkler Question, published by Bloomsbury. Read more...
06.10.10
Bookies’ favourite scoops prize Read more...