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09.12.09
Panel joining Chair Andrew Motion is announced The judging panel for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction is announced today, Wednesday 9 December 2009. Read more...
18.11.09
Former Poet Laureate announced as next chair Read more...
08.09.09
J M Coetzee in running for the first hat-trick Read more...
06.08.09
Free readings and the 2009 Man Booker Prize longlist giveaway To celebrate the longlist announcement of the 2009 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, book lover Graham Fudger will take to the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London on Tuesday 11 August at 11am. Read more...
28.07.09
Judges announce longlist for 2009 prize The judges for the 2009 Man Booker Prize for Fiction today, Tuesday 28 July, announce the longlist for the prize, the leading literary award in the English speaking world. A total of 132 books, 11 of which were called in by the judges, were considered for the ‘Man Booker Dozen' longlist of 13 books. The longlist includes: Read more...
20.07.09
Peter Kemp, the Sunday Times Fiction Editor, has joined the Man Booker Advisory Committee Peter Kemp, the Sunday Times Fiction Editor, has joined the Man Booker Advisory Committee. Read more...
25.06.09
2009 Man Booker International prize winner accepts award at Trinity College Dublin Alice Munro tonight, 25 June 2009, received the award for The Man Booker International Prize 2009 at a ceremony held at Trinity College Dublin. She was announced as the winner of the third Man Booker International Prize on 27 May 2009. Read more...
27.05.09
Alice Munro wins 2009 Man Booker International Prize Alice Munro is today, 27 May, announced as the winner of the third Man Booker International Prize. Read more...
17.05.09
Australian Peter Carey is favourite to win - Australian Peter Carey is favourite to win - The USA has three writers with 10/1 odds or better Read more...
18.03.09
14 authors make Judges’ list 14 authors have made it on to the Judges' List of Contenders for the third Man Booker International Prize. The writers come from 12 countries and seven are writers in translation.   The Judges' List was announced by the chair of judges, Jane Smiley, at a press conference held at The New York Public Library, today (Wednesday 18 March 2009). Read more...
16.12.08
'A team of all the talents’ to judge prize Read more...
19.11.08
Two exciting new partnerships announced Read more...
14.10.08
First-time novelist, Aravind Adiga, hits the Man Booker jackpot Read more...
09.09.08
Man Booker 2008 Shortlist Announced  Two debut novelists ‘intensely readable ... page-turning stories' For the first time, extracts available to download onto mobiles Read more...
30.07.08
A display celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Booker and the Man Booker Prize Have you ever wondered how the Booker judges come to their decision? Have you have ever wanted to know how the most important literary prize in the English speaking world was set up? Are you interested in the changing look of literary fiction over the years? Read more...
29.07.08
The ‘Man Booker Dozen’ announced The judges for the 2008 Man Booker Prize for Fiction today (Tuesday 29th July) announce their longlist of books in the running for the prize this year. The longlist of 13 books, the ‘Man Booker Dozen', was chosen from 112 entries; 103 were submitted for the prize by publishers and nine were called in by the judges. The longlist is as follows; Read more...
10.07.08
Salman Rushdie tops public poll 15 years after winning the Booker of Bookers 27 years after its initial publication Midnight's Children is in the news again as it is today (10 July 2008) announced as the winner of the Best of the Booker. Read more...
12.05.08
Does a good book make a good film? 8, 15, 22 and 29 June 2008 Read more...
12.05.08
Public to choose the winner for The Best of the Booker Never mind the local elections; the only vote that counts this summer is for The Best of the Booker. Pat Barker, Peter Carey, JM Coetzee, J G Farrell, Nadine Gordimer and Salman Rushdie are all in the running to win this one-off award, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Booker Prize. Read more...