23 Jul 2014

Longlist 2014 announced

And the longlist for 2014 is...
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21 Jul 2014

The indomitable Nadine Gordimer

The death this week of Nadine Gordimer has brought about a flood of reminiscences. 
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16 Jul 2014

One day to go until The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014 Longlist...

Tomorrow - Wednesday 23 July 2014 - we will be unveiling the longlist, or Man Booker ‘Dozen’, for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014. 
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14 Jul 2014

Nadine Gordimer dies aged 90

Nadine Gordimer, Booker Prize winner (1974) and Man Booker International Prize judge (2007), has died aged 90. She was widely known as an author and anti-Apartheid activist, described by Seamus Heaney as one of the “guerrillas of the imagination”.
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11 Jul 2014

Is Lydia Davis a poet?

Lydia Davis, the winner of the 2013 Man Booker International Prize, was recently in Paris, the city where she says she first learned to write.
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04 Jul 2014

Now for something completely different

The reuniting of the Monty Python team for a series of shows at the O2 Dome in London may not seem to have much to do with the Man Booker Prizes but there is a link.
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27 Jun 2014

The University of Man Booker

This column tries to keep self-back-patting to a minimum but it nevertheless feels a warm glow at the news that the Man Booker Prize is itself to be the subject of an academic research project.
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20 Jun 2014

Arise Dame Hilary

‘Nobody should go into a trade like writing expecting applause, or universal approval, or even popularity.’ The words are Hilary Mantel's, spoken to one of this year's Man Booker judges, Erica Wagner, in an interview earlier this year. 
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13 Jun 2014

Nowt so strange as novelists

Nicola Barker, Man Booker shortlisted for Darkmans in 2007 and longlisted for both Clear and The Yips, has been discussing some of the oddities of her daily routine as she publishes her latest novel, In the Approaches. For example she does yoga “while watching Australian soaps; there is no spiritual aspect to my yoga”. When she's writing “I wear my ear muffs at all times when I’m working so I’m insulated against the world.” WARNING: Homeland spoiler alert!
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06 Jun 2014

A* grade in the Man Booker GCSE

The fuss over Michael Gove suggesting that Of Mice and Men and To Kill a Mockingbird shouldn't be centre stage in the new GCSE curriculum rumbles on. Several commentators have backed his stance, other criticised it.
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