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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...
12.05.08
Public to choose the winner for The Best of the Booker Nevermind 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...
19.03.08
Judging panel for 2009 announced The judging panel of the Man Booker International Prize is announced today, Wednesday 19 March, 2008. Chaired by writer Jane Smiley, this eminent international panel consists of writer, academic and musician, Amit Chaudhuri, and writer, film script writer, and essayist, Andrey Kurkov. Fiammetta Rocco, administrator of the prize, comments: Read more...
19.03.08
Judging panel for 2009 announced The judging panel of the Man Booker International Prize is announced today, Wednesday 19 March, 2008. Chaired by writer Jane Smiley, this eminent international panel consists of writer, academic and musician, Amit Chaudhuri, and writer, film script writer, and essayist, Andrey Kurkov. Fiammetta Rocco, administrator of the prize, comments: Read more...
21.02.08
Celebrating the best fiction of the past 40 years The Best of the Booker, a one-off award, is announced today to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Booker Prize. The Man Booker Prize for Fiction recognises and is awarded for the best novel of the year; and now The Best of the Booker will honour the best overall novel to have won the prize since it was first awarded on 22 April 1969. Read more...
18.12.07
Eclectic line-up of judges announced today Chair and judges announced for Man Booker 2008 Read more...