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17 Apr 2014

Mistaking Mantal

In an interview in the latest edition of New Statesman Hilary Mantel recalls the comic side of last year's Duchess of Cambridge furore. 
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11 Apr 2014

The energising of Hilary Mantel

In a fascinating interview this week the Man Booker grandee Hilary Mantel explained how the experience of adapting Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies for the stage has “energised” her. 
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04 Apr 2014

Roth's Relief

In an extraordinarily candid interview, Philip Roth, Man Booker International Prize winner in 2011, shared his thoughts some five years after deciding never to write another novel.
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28 Mar 2014

The Importance of Being Hilary

Her readers will have known this for yonks but serial Man Booker winner Hilary Mantel has officially (well, in the Sunday Times) been recognised as one of the most significant Britons of the modern age
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26 Mar 2014

Eleanor Catton tour of the UK


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21 Mar 2014

The continued success of Man Booker Alumni

New Zealand is about to celebrate a first. It has had two Man Booker winners, Eleanor Catton for The Luminaries and, back in 1985, Keri Hulme with The Bone People. Both will be featuring at the same event.
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14 Mar 2014

Man Booker Weekly Roundup: The unusual appeal of Cromwell

Good news for both Jim Crace and his readers. Crace, Man Booker shortlisted last year for Harvest, has just been named as one of the recipients of the $150,000 Windham Campbell Literature Prizes
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07 Mar 2014

Man Booker Weekly Roundup: In defence of creative writing courses and other stories

Good news for Man Booker thespians. The Royal Shakespeare Company's adaptations of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies are moving to London. Tickets for the current run in Stratford have proved rarer than hen's teeth and the search for a London theatre has proved fruitless until now. However, the early closure of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Stephen Ward means that the Aldwych theatre has become available. The London run is scheduled to run from 1st May to 6th September.
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28 Feb 2014

Man Booker Weekly Round Up: Keneally, Mantel and Ronan Keating?

Thomas Keneally, Man Booker winner in 1982 with Schindler’s Ark, has been pondering in this anniversary year of the fate of Australia's young soldiers who fought at Gallipoli (which featured in his recent novel Daughters of Mars).
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24 Feb 2014

Man Booker International Prize plans announcement in Cape Town

The city of Cape Town in South Africa is set to play an important role in the Man Booker International Prize 2015.  The Man Booker International Prize organisers are starting to plan for the announcement of the list of finalists, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, in March 2015. 
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