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2013 Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced

The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, of the 2013 Man Booker Prize for Fiction is announced today, Tuesday 23 July 2013. ... More »

Weekly Roundup: Memoirs for Father's Day and writers with children

Justin Haythe, who was longlisted for the 2004 Man Booker Prize for his only novel so far – The Honeymoon – has swapped literature for life in the saddle. ... More »

Weekly Roundup: William Boyd has his say on literary prizes

In a salutary piece on the book trade website BookBrunch , Ed Handyside, the publishing director of Myrmidon Books, gave an insight into the effect a Man Booker nominated title can have on the well-being of a publishing house. ... More »

The Man Booker International Prize 2013 Winner Announced

The innovative and influential American writer, Lydia Davis, is tonight announced as the winner of the fifth Man Booker International Prize at an award ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  Davis was chosen from a list of ten... More »

Weekly Roundup: Is the literary world dominated by men and the merits of book prizes

Elizabeth Jane Howard, a Man Booker judge in 1974 , has just turned 90 and celebrated by handing in the manuscript for volume five of her lauded Cazalet Chronicles series. She is a formidable woman (as the former wife of Kingsley Amis ... More »

The Sense of an Ending wins the Man Booker Prize 2011

... , published by Jonathan Cape. Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 11:15 ... More »

The Man Booker International Prize 2011

The judges for the 2011 Man Booker International Prize are announced today, Wednesday 3 March, ... More »

Weekly Roundup: Sad passing of Chinua Achebe, Roth's 80th birthday and the life of J.M Coetzee

Chinua Achebe , who won the 2007 Man Booker International Prize, died this week aged 82. The Nigerian author was instrumental in opening Western eyes to African literature and was best known for his novel Things Fall Apart which was... More »

The Man Booker International Prize 2011

... chair of the judges on the Man Booker International Prize in 2011. Dr Gekoski's books include  Staying Up, Tolkien’s Gown and ... More »

Weekly Roundup: Quoting out of context, Colm Tóibín on writing myths and Barnes talks Flaubert

Hilary Mantel , in case you have been living on a different planet, has gone from heroine to villain in a nanosecond – in some sections of the media at least – for making what seemed like an attack on the Duchess of Cambridge ... More »