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24 Oct 2014

Richard Flanagan and literature's literal coalface

Richard Flanagan's Man Booker Prize win seems to have come in the nick of time. He spent so long writing The Narrow Road to the Deep North that his finances were in such a parlous state that, he says, “I was contemplating going to get what work I could in the mines in far northern Australia because things had come to such a pass with my writing.”
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24 Oct 2014

Richard Flanagan and literature's literal coalface

Richard Flanagan's Man Booker Prize win seems to have come in the nick of time. He spent so long writing The Narrow Road to the Deep North that his finances were in such a parlous state that, he says, “I was contemplating going to get what work I could in the mines in far northern Australia because things had come to such a pass with my writing.”
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22 Oct 2014

Designer bindings of Man Booker shortlist on display at Waterstones, Piccadilly

One of the many exciting moments at this year’s Man Booker Prize ceremony at the Guildhall was the presentation of unique, designer-bound editions of the shortlisted books to their authors. The stunning bindings, made by fellows of Designer Bookbinders, and will be on display at Waterstones, Piccadilly until Wednesday 29 October.
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17 Oct 2014

Richard Flanagan's winning ways

Richard Flanagan, the new Man Booker laureate after being awarded the prize on Tuesday night, has an appropriately winning way with words.
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16 Oct 2014

Ion Trewin, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation

For the past week Ion has been undergoing tests in hospital. He has been diagnosed with untreatable cancer and will be receiving palliative care as and when necessary. For the moment he will continue with his responsibilities until such time as this is not possible.
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15 Oct 2014

The 2014 Man Booker Prize winner celebrated with special postmark from Royal Mail

Royal Mail is to issue a special postmark to celebrate the winning author of the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.    
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15 Oct 2014

Richard Flanagan's acceptance speech

In Australia the Man Booker Prize is seen as something of a chicken raffle. I just didn't expect to end up being the chicken.

 

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14 Oct 2014

The Narrow Road to the Deep North - 2014 Man Booker Prize Winner


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14 Oct 2014

The winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction is...

Richard Flanagan is tonight, Tuesday 14 October, announced as the winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for The Narrow Road to the Deep North, published by Chatto & Windus.
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11 Oct 2014

When and where to watch the Man Booker winner announcement...

On Tuesday 14 October the winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize will be announced at a ceremony held at London’s Guildhall. 
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