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30 Jul 2014

Talking 13 to the Man Booker dozen


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25 Jul 2014

The 2014 longlist... a reflection

The Man Booker Prize longlist has now been published and the “American question” that has been left hanging since the announcement that this year the prize would be open to American novelists for the first time can now be answered. The fears of those who foretold a transatlantic deluge have not materialised
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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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