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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...