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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26 Mar 2014

Eleanor Catton tour of the UK

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21 Mar 2014

The continued success of Man Booker Alumni

New Zealand is about to celebrate a first. It has had two Man Booker winners, Eleanor Catton for The Luminaries and, back in 1985, Keri Hulme with The Bone People. Both will be featuring at the same event.
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28 Feb 2014

Man Booker Weekly Round Up: Keneally, Mantel and Ronan Keating?

Thomas Keneally, Man Booker winner in 1982 with Schindler’s Ark, has been pondering in this anniversary year of the fate of Australia's young soldiers who fought at Gallipoli (which featured in his recent novel Daughters of Mars).
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24 Feb 2014

Man Booker International Prize plans announcement in Cape Town

The city of Cape Town in South Africa is set to play an important role in the Man Booker International Prize 2015.  The Man Booker International Prize organisers are starting to plan for the announcement of the list of finalists, in partnership with the University of Cape Town, in March 2015. 
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31 Jan 2014

Weekly round-up: How is a writer like a politician?

It seems that, in the eyes of the National Portrait Gallery at least, a picture isn't necessarily worth a thousand words. The gallery has just asked a selection of well-known authors to write a brief pen portrait to accompany some of its real portraits.
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