Submitted by SimonSingleton on Thu, 2012-07-19 17:36
Our new website is the second iteration of the Man Booker Prize website and an exciting complete update.
The developments we’ve made reflect the evolution of the two Man Booker awards over the years, seen even more evidently in this digital age. The focus, as ever, is on presenting the very best in fiction and providing an extensive look at the history of the prize, along with the very latest news as it unfolds.
As you can see, we’ve given the site an innovative look, using new visuals and new functionality to promote the fascinating history of the prize. From a casual book reader, to the most curious of bookworms, there is something for everyone to be discovered on this site.
We have designed the site in a way that is compatible with the many various platforms such as smartphones and tablets as well as your standard desktop computer without any loss in functionality or quality of appearance. Central to the site’s development has been the implementation of better and easier browsing ability and improved social sharing.
Explore the archives, and learn about the Man Booker Prizes, books, authors, judges and key moments that have become part of the prize’s history since its inception in 1969. Follow an intuitive timeline as you move through the years, discovering the history of the prize by using tailored filters to find specific people, books, prizes or years.
In our ‘What’s new’ section you can find the very latest news, interviews, features, and events. From just-announced news stories to unique interviews with some of the most influential names in literature, you can keep up-to-date with all aspects of the Man Booker awards.
We’ve started as we mean to go on, featuring exclusive interviews with some of the most popular authors around. We filmed a conversation with Howard Jacobson, winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question, spoke to Kazuo Ishiguro, winner of the 1989 Booker Prize for The Remains of the Day and grilled Sarah Waters, who has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize three times.
We’ll also be screening a weekly selection from the Man Booker Prize archives, bringing you photos, videos and audio of writers and judges whom you may have never seen before, unearthing some golden moments from the Man Booker history books.
We want you to get involved in the conversations too; with our new social features you can spark a debate about your favourite Man Booker books and authors on the site as well as off it. Found something you want to share? With the new social sharing tools, you can tell your friends and followers what you’ve found on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and various other social sites.
We’d love to hear your comments, reactions and suggestions upon the launch and your feedback will be valued greatly. You can contact us via our Facebook page or tweet us @manbookerprize with any thoughts, for more specific enquiries please contact the relevant person according to our contact us page.
The Man Booker website team