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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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09 May 2014

The Testament of Mary at the Barbican. What the critics said.

The stage version of Colm Tóibín’s Man Booker Prize 2013 shortlisted The Testament of Mary has arrived at the Barbican, directed by Deborah Warner.  Former Man Booker Prize judge Fiona Shaw appears in the lead role as Mary, mother of Christ during the aftermath of his crucifixion.  The reviews are in and the production has been assured ‘must see’ status by critical acclaim.
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02 May 2014

Man Booker winner "on drugs"

If it was good enough for Coleridge then it's good enough for the Man Booker pin-up Hilary Mantel.
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25 Apr 2014

Man Booker Prize judges plant ‘Booker Dozen’ at Woodland Trust’s Hainault Forest

Today, Friday 25 April, saw the judges of the 2013 Man Booker Prize for Fiction reunited in their last official duty, as they travelled to Hainault Forest to plant trees with the Woodland Trust.
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17 Apr 2014

Mistaking Mantel

In an interview in the latest edition of New Statesman Hilary Mantel recalls the comic side of last year's Duchess of Cambridge furore. 
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28 Mar 2014

The Importance of Being Hilary

Her readers will have known this for yonks but serial Man Booker winner Hilary Mantel has officially (well, in the Sunday Times) been recognised as one of the most significant Britons of the modern age
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