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~ Douglas Adams

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~ Dr. Suess

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~ Anton Chekhov

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Man Booker & Man Booker International: A History of Winners

From Themanbookerprize.com The Man Booker Prize The prize, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008 after launching in 1969, aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. To maintain the consistent excellence of […]

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Jeanette Winterson and the Brouhaha Around the Man Booker Prize

Jeannette Winterson

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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The Importance of the Man Booker Prize

There are so many awards every year for books, so why is the Man Booker so important? Huffington Post puts it best here: The prize is seen as a mark of literary quality – which means a guaranteed rise in book sales. Winning books are often optioned for movies, they get a huge amount of international […]

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