The judges of the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction released their shortlist this morning, leaving just six novels in the running. The novels on the list do not include David Mitchell’s The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, a favorite upon the release of the longlist according to literary-minded gamblers.
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The Man Booker Prize longlist was announced last week, and now literary gamblers can begin placing bets: Bookies have posted odds on the thirteen contenders. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, The Long Song, and C are leading the pack.
But, wonders The Guardian, what does it all mean? Read More
The Man Booker Prize judges announced their 13-book longlist today. It includes books by two-time winner Peter Carey, as well as previously shortlisted authors David Mitchell, Damon Galgut, and Rose Tremain. The shortlist will be announced September 7th, and the prize will be awarded October 12.
The full longlist:
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Earlier this week we carried a report from the U.K. press that said Aravind Adiga, author of White Tiger and recent winner of the Man Booker Prize, had abruptly abandoned his relationship with the William Morris Agency. The implication was that the boy had gotten too big for his britches, what with his Read More
The Booker Prize shortlist was announced this afternoon, and, no surprise, people are already pissed about it. Industry newsletter Publisher’s Lunch (sub. required) noted: "What a ‘shock.’ As usual, manufactured ‘surprise’ is the fuel of the Booker publicity machine, as the ‘longlist’ turns out to be a head fake for the Read More
The longlist for the 2008 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was announced this morning. Salman Rushdie is the favorite but he’ll be up against 13 other writers including Aravind Adiga, Joseph O’Neill, Linda Grant and Tom Rob Smith.
Here’s the full list:
- The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
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The Man Booker Prize judges want YOU to vote for your favorite novel! The shortlist for Best of the Booker, a one-off celebratory award to mark the 40th anniversary of the Booker Prize, was announced today. Biographer, novelist, critic and selection chair Victoria Glendinning, writer and broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, and John Mullan, professor of English Read More
It was 1993 when Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children was honored as the best novel to have ever won theMan Booker Prize for Fiction in the prestigious literary accolade’s 25-year history. Now, Booker has announced it will present a second one-off award, “The Best of the Booker,” to celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Read More