Richard Flanagan, the new Man Booker laureate after being awarded the prize on Tuesday night, has an appropriately winning way with words.
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.
On Tuesday 14 October the winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize will be announced at a ceremony held at London’s Guildhall.
In the last few days before he learns whether he is a two-time Man Booker Prize winner, Howard Jacobson might well be found on a park bench in Russell Square, London.
Have you read this year’s shortlist and now have a burning question for one of the authors? Now is your chance to put them on the spot.
In the coming days some of our 2014 shortlisted authors will be taking to our Twitter channel (@ManBookerPrize) to answer your questions