Features

05 Feb 2015

Roddy Doyle takes part in prison event to launch first Man Booker Quick Read

Today (Thursday 5 February) sees the publication of the 2015 Galaxy® Quick Read titles, which include Dead Man Talking by 1993 Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle. To mark the occasion, Roddy visited HMP Brixton as part of a National Prison Radio event, spending the morning in discussion with a prison reading group.
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23 Jan 2015

Recycling, Ishiguro-style

In a wide-ranging recent Q&A session, Kazuo Ishiguro, who won the 1989 Man Booker with Remains of the Day, made a startling confession.
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22 Jan 2015

Wolf Hall from page to screen

So, now that the first episode has been aired, was the buzz justified and rewarded?
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12 Dec 2014

Judging the judges

None of this year's panel of judges – a spectacularly well-read lot by any estimation – has any previous Man Booker experience.
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28 Nov 2014

Not just any old authors but authors of the year

Congratulations to Karen Joy Fowler, shortlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize for We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, and David Nicholls, who was longlisted for Us.
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27 Nov 2014

PD James, bestselling author and former Booker Prize judge, dies aged 94

PD James, acclaimed crime novelist and former Man Booker Prize judge, has died peacefully at home in Oxford at the age of 94.
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24 Nov 2014

Jim Crace has fun

Jim Crace, twice a Man Booker shortlistee, has been talking in Malta, where he is currently writer in residence at the university of Malta, about why he reversed his decision not to write another novel, and he credits, in part, the Man Booker itself
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14 Nov 2014

How to be Both wins one

A good week for Ali Smith, one of this year's pipped-at-the-post Man Booker Prize shortlistees. She has just been awarded the Goldsmith's Prize for experimental fiction, worth £10,000.
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07 Nov 2014

Ferris's wheel of fortune

Joshua Ferris's disappointment at missing out on the Man Booker Prize this year should be a little lighter this week.
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24 Oct 2014

Richard Flanagan and literature's literal coalface

Richard Flanagan's Man Booker Prize win seems to have come in the nick of time. He spent so long writing The Narrow Road to the Deep North that his finances were in such a parlous state that, he says, “I was contemplating going to get what work I could in the mines in far northern Australia because things had come to such a pass with my writing.”
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