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22 Jan 2015

Professor John Bayley dies aged 89

Professor John Bayley, Dame Iris Murdoch’s widower and former Booker Prize Chair, died aged 89 on 12 January 2015.
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16 Jan 2015

And then there were five...

What with imitation being the sincerest form of flattery and all that, it is good to note that Canada's preeminent literary prize, the Giller, credits the Man Booker for its decision to increase the number of its judges to five for the first time in its 22-year history.
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09 Jan 2015

The upwardly mobile Man Booker

The start of 2015 saw a clutch of Man Bookerites go up in the world. 
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05 Jan 2015

Man Booker scholar tipped for literary success

As well as awarding a prize for the finest fiction of the year, the Man Booker Prize also recognises up-and-coming writers through its scholarship at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
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05 Jan 2015

Man Booker honoured

Marina Warner, Chair of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize, has been made a Dame as part of the 2015 New Year Honour’s list.  Dame Marina is a previous judge of the (then) Booker Prize as well as being a Booker shortlisted and longlisted author in her own right. 
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19 Dec 2014

Don't Mess with Mantel

The news that Hilary Mantel's collection of stories The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher has been chosen as the BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime has not gone down well in all quarters.
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