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17 Apr 2015

Buy a book, save a shop

David Nicholls, Man Booker longlisted in 2014 for Us, has long had a second distinguished career as a screenwriter (One DayStarter for 10Great Expectations). His latest project is the adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd.
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10 Apr 2015

Ion Trewin and the importance of good paper

The death this week of Ion Trewin, the Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, has – although he would have hated the thought – cast a pall. It has, though, also elicited a flood of obituaries and reminiscences from many who had dealings with him
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08 Apr 2015

Ion Trewin 1943-2015

It is with enormous sadness that the Trustees of the Booker Prize Foundation announce the death, earlier today, of the Foundation’s Literary Director, Ion Trewin.
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08 Apr 2015

Remembering Ion Trewin

There was a poignant and telling moment at the beginning of the 2014 Man Booker Prize dinner where the literary world's great and good were gathered at Guildhall in London to await the announcement of the winner.
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02 Apr 2015

The literature of protest

If proof were needed of the interwoven nature of literature and the concerns of real life, it was offered at an event at the University of Cape Town in a discussion about the writers selected for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. 
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27 Mar 2015

Martyn Goff: colouring the black and white page

The death of Martyn Goff, the Administrator of the Booker Prize and Man Booker Prize from 1970 to 2006, leaves the books world a duller place. 
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26 Mar 2015

Statement from the Booker Prize Foundation on the death of Martyn Goff CBE, 1923 - 2015

The Trustees of the Booker Prize Foundation are very sad to hear the news of Martyn Goff’s death on Wednesday 25th March after a long period of ill health.
Martyn was the Administrator of the prize from 1970 to 2006 and, over more than three decades, he helped shape the prize into the literary force it is today.
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24 Mar 2015

The Man Booker International Prize 2015 Finalists’ List Announced

Ten writers are on the judges’ list of finalists under serious consideration for the sixth Man Booker International Prize, the £60,000 award which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.
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20 Mar 2015

A flood of Man Booker films

Man Booker winners have a long history of making a successful transition from page to screen – think Thomas Keneally's Schindler's Ark, Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day, Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient, Yann Martel's Life of Pi and, of course, Hilary Mantel's Thomas Cromwell duo.
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13 Mar 2015

The gender agenda

Every year, at about this time, a hoary old argument raises its head. It is prompted by the Bailey's Prize for Women's Fiction (formerly known as the Orange Prize and then the Women's Prize).
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