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Tag Archives | Man Booker Prize

Jenny’s Reads: Christmas Books

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Thank goodness. It’s enough with the book awards for 2017. It’s also enough with the book festivals for 2017. We need a break now that the Booker Prize 2017 has come and gone. Now it’s time for whatever peace we can find as we run down the steep slope towards the end of a turbulent […]

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The Man Booker Prize 2016 Long List

The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize was announced yesterday. This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges: Amanda Foreman (Chair); Jon Day; Abdulrazak Gurnah; David Harsent and Olivia Williams. It was chosen from 155 submissions published in the UK between 1 October 2015 […]

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Win Breakfast with NoViolet Bulawayo!

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We are very proud to announce that we will be enjoying a stunning breakfast with esteemed author NoViolet Bulawayo in September. Bulawayo has been nominated for the Man Booker prize, and has previously won the 2011 Caine Prize for African Fiction. She has been nominated for the JM Coetzee prize as well. Win breakfast with […]

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David Guterson Wins The Bad Sex Award

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The Bad Sex Award is probably not as prestigious as the Man Booker Prize, but it is definitely one of the most popular awards in the literary calender. Established by Auberon Waugh in 1993 ‘to highlight – and hopefully discourage – the “crude, tasteless, and often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in […]

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Jeanette Winterson and the Brouhaha Around the Man Booker Prize

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Jeannette Winterson, author of the famous Sexing The Cherry, has written for the Guardian about the fuss around the Man Booker Prize, and why the judges are letting down the potential of the prize: I am sorry that the Booker judges were thrilled to be seen as champions of the jolly good read. I wish they […]

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