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23 Jan 2015

Recycling, Ishiguro-style

In a wide-ranging recent Q&A session, Kazuo Ishiguro, who won the 1989 Man Booker with Remains of the Day, made a startling confession.
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22 Jan 2015

Wolf Hall from page to screen

So, now that the first episode has been aired, was the buzz justified and rewarded?
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22 Jan 2015

Professor John Bayley dies aged 89

Professor John Bayley, Dame Iris Murdoch’s widower and former Booker Prize Chair, died aged 89 on 12 January 2015.
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16 Jan 2015

And then there were five...

What with imitation being the sincerest form of flattery and all that, it is good to note that Canada's preeminent literary prize, the Giller, credits the Man Booker for its decision to increase the number of its judges to five for the first time in its 22-year history.
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09 Jan 2015

The upwardly mobile Man Booker

The start of 2015 saw a clutch of Man Bookerites go up in the world. 
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05 Jan 2015

Man Booker scholar tipped for literary success

As well as awarding a prize for the finest fiction of the year, the Man Booker Prize also recognises up-and-coming writers through its scholarship at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
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05 Jan 2015

Man Booker honoured

Marina Warner, Chair of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize, has been made a Dame as part of the 2015 New Year Honour’s list.  Dame Marina is a previous judge of the (then) Booker Prize as well as being a Booker shortlisted and longlisted author in her own right. 
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19 Dec 2014

Don't Mess with Mantel

The news that Hilary Mantel's collection of stories The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher has been chosen as the BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime has not gone down well in all quarters.
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12 Dec 2014

Judging the judges

None of this year's panel of judges – a spectacularly well-read lot by any estimation – has any previous Man Booker experience.
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11 Dec 2014

2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction: Judges announced

The judges for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction are announced today, Thursday 11 December 2014. 
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