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Man Booker Prize 2016 shortlist events

Man Booker Prize 2016 shortlist events

Join this year’s Man Booker shortlisted authors at one of four major events around the country in the build-up to the winner announcement on Tuesday 25 October.     

The 2016 shortlist is:   



Cheltenham, Saturday 15 October:

The 2016 Man Booker Prize Shortlist: 4.45–6pm

Tickets: £12 + fee

Gaby Wood, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, joins shortlisted authors Paul Beatty, Deborah Levy and Graeme Macrae Burnet as they discuss their acclaimed novels and give readings at The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.


London, Tuesday 18 October:

The Man Booker Slam

6.30 – 8.30pm

Tickets £10

Book Slam is teaming up with the Man Booker Prize and the House of St Barnabas. Shortlisted authors Paul Beatty and Ottessa Moshfegh will be joined by: the London International Gospel Choir; spoken word poet Polar Bear; and writer Salena Godden. All profits go to House of St Barnabas.


Liverpool, Thursday 20 October: An Evening with the 2016 Man Booker Prize Shortlist


Tickets £20

The Man Booker Prize is heading to Liverpool. Join four of the shortlisted authors – Paul Beatty, Deborah Levy, Graeme Macrae Burnet and Ottessa Moshfegh – for readings and a Q&A in the historic Concert Rooms of St. George's Hall, Liverpool.


London, Monday 24 October: 2016 Man Booker Prize Readings, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre


Tickets £10

On the eve of the 2016 prize, join all six of this year's shortlisted authors for an evening of readings and conversation at the Southbank Centre. The event will be hosted by comedian, writer and actor Sara Pascoe. This event is British Sign Language-interpreted. 


Livestreamed winner interview, Thursday 27 October:

Watch live on Twitter Books

From 6.15pm

An interview with the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2016 livestreamed on @TwitterBooks

Judge Jon Day will also give a behind-the-scenes insight into how the panel selected the winning book and the event will be hosted by podcast host Joe Haddow.

Audiences can watch live on Twitter @TwitterBooks and tweet questions for the winner @ManBookerPrize