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Man Booker Prize announces global expansion

The expanded prize will recognise, celebrate and embrace authors writing in English, whether from Chicago, Sheffield or Shanghai. Tags: Man Booker Prize rule changes global expansion  More »

Weekly Roundup: Retirement threats, money weaknesses and covering-up nudes.

Margaret Atwood, Man Booker winner in 2000 with The Blind Assassin , is busy publicising her new novel, MaddAddam . ... More »

Man Booker Prize announces global expansion

The expanded prize will recognise, celebrate and embrace authors writing in English, whether from Chicago, Sheffield or Shanghai. ... More »

A Tale for the Time Being

... suspects it might have arrived on a drift of debris from the 2011 tsunami. With every turn of the page, she is sucked deeper into an ... More »

Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2013 announced

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Weekly Roundup: Favourite opening lines, betting odds and supermodel books

In response to Atlantic magazine asking celebrated American authors for their favourite opening lines in literature, the Observer asked this year’s Man Booker longlistees the same question. The replies, as you might expect from what... More »

Weekly Roundup: Retirement, an exhibition and your summer reading list

First Philip Roth (Man Booker International winner 2011) announced his retirement from the writing game and now Alice Munro ... More »

Man Booker Prizes 2011 Podcasts

Listen to our 2011 podcasts below. These are also available to download from iTunes ... Kelman Patrick deWitt Man Booker Prizes 2011 Podcasts The Man Booker Prize 2011 ... More »

Weekly Roundup: Man Booker authors' holiday reading recommendations

A group (or should that be a folio? a scriptorium? a Quink?) of Man Booker writers have revealed the identity of their holiday reading to The Observer .  More »

The Man Booker International Prize 2013

... winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book Award 2011 and shortlisted for the Orange Prize and Warwick Prize. The Devil that ... More »