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Booker Prize shortlist events at Coventry University and Southbank Centre

The Booker Prize will showcase its shortlisted authors with hybrid appearances at Coventry University and the Southbank Centre before the winner is announced at BBC Broadcasting House's Radio Theatre on the big night.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-10-07 15:34:41 UTC ]
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Nadifa Mohamed is sole British writer to make Booker prize shortlist

The author of The Fortune Men will now compete with five other novelists from South Africa, Sri Lanka and the US for the 2021 awardAlex Clark explores how the Booker shortlist tunes in to the worries of our ageJust one British author has made the shortlist for this year’s Booker prize: Nadifa... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2021-09-14 15:25:06 UTC ]
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2021 Booker Longlist Announced, Contains Four Americans

The longlist for the Booker Prize has been announced, including four American authors. The prize is worth £50,000. A shortlist of six will be announced on September 14, and the winner on November 2. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-07-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Graeme Macrae Burnet | 'In order to immerse yourself in a novel I think you have to feel that it is real'

Graeme Macrae Burnet was picked out by the literary spotlight when his second novel, His Bloody Project, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2016. Published by small indie Saraband, it tells of a brutal triple murder in the remote Scottish Highlands in 1869 via witness statements, a memoir... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-16 17:48:55 UTC ]
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Booker winner Bernardine Evaristo writing memoir about 'never giving up'

Manifesto will chart the first Black Booker prize winner’s 40-year journey to literary centre-stage and encourage others to pursue creative fulfilmentBernardine Evaristo, the first Black woman to win the Booker prize, is writing a memoir about how she “moved from the margins to centre stage”... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2021-03-27 09:00:08 UTC ]
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Douglas Stuart on Writing in Secret

The Shuggie Bain author grew up in a culture that discouraged boys from reading. His debut novel just won the Booker Prize. The post Douglas Stuart on Writing in Secret appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at 'The Millions'

[ The Millions | 2020-11-20 21:30:09 UTC ]
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Here are the bookies’ odds for the 2020 Booker Prize.

Apparently, this week is the Super Bowl for the book world (or at least the book world media). Which means you need to do two things to prepare: assemble your snacks (check) and place your bets. Six novels are up for the Booker Prize, the biggest literary prize in the UK, which comes complete... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-18 14:30:15 UTC ]
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Booker Prize reveals shortlist events ahead of big announcement

The Booker Prize will showcase its shortlisted authors with appearances via “Front Row”, social media and Guardian Live alongside readings from the Old Vic on the big night. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-16 04:23:16 UTC ]
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Publisher Tom Maschler dies, aged 87

British publisher and writer Tom Maschler–who published authors including Joseph Heller and Gabriel García Márquez, and who masterminded the Booker Prize–has died aged 87.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-15 18:12:55 UTC ]
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Most diverse Booker prize shortlist ever is also almost all American

With no room for Hilary Mantel’s conclusion to her Wolf Hall trilogy, the six finalists also include four debutsHilary Mantel will not win a third Booker prize with the final novel in her Thomas Cromwell trilogy, after American writers made a near clean sweep of this year’s shortlist.With four... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-09-15 12:21:07 UTC ]
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Indies dominate Booker Prize shortlist as Mantel misses out

Diane Cook, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Avni Doshi, Maaza Mengiste, Douglas Stuart and Brandon Taylor have been shortlisted for this year's Booker Prize, in a selection packed with independent presses but featuring the notable absence of two-time winner Hilary Mantel. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-15 08:26:08 UTC ]
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Booker Prize Shortlist Highlights Debuts, Women, Indies

Six titles made the shortlist for this year's Booker Prize for Fiction, of which four are debuts. The list is also notably diverse, with four female finalists and four titles coming from independent publishers. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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In Sophie Mackintosh’s dystopian ‘Blue Ticket,’ a woman’s fate is determined by lottery

Mackintosh’s “The Water Cure,” longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2018, also dealt with women living restricted lives. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-06-30 08:26:14 UTC ]
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‘Black and Asian people not seen as readers’: Bernardine Evaristo condemns books industry

In foreword to report into diversity in publishing, Booker prize-winning author rails against ‘ridiculous’ beliefsBernardine Evaristo, the first black woman to win the Booker prize, has hit out at “ridiculous” and “misguided” beliefs in the publishing industry, where “black and Asian people are... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-23 11:06:09 UTC ]
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Are women's book festivals part of the problem?

The moment they hit the press, the reviews for The Mirror And The Light were glowing. A “shoo-in for the Booker Prize” said the Guardian. “A masterpiece of historical fiction” according to the Independent. “Does it merit another Booker?” asks the Evening Standard, before concluding “yes it... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-27 10:51:38 UTC ]
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‘The Mirror and the Light’ is a masterful finale to Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell trilogy

Mantel’s first two installments, “Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies,” both won the Booker Prize. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-10 15:47:07 UTC ]
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'Booker Prize is for readers first and publishers last', says Wood

Gaby Wood, literary director of the Booker Prize Foundation, has said prizes like the Booker are for readers first and foremost, and that they should be treated as an investigation rather than an act of judgement shaping the canon. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-25 12:59:25 UTC ]
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Bernardine Evaristo on the Illusion of Writer’s Block

Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other, which recently won the Booker Prize, is out now from Grove Atlantic. We asked her about writers’ block, her favorite books, and more. * Who do you most wish would read your book? Oprah. I don’t know if her book club has ever featured a novel or book... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-05 09:49:45 UTC ]
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In ‘The Man Who Saw Everything,’ Deborah Levy questions our notions of reality

The novel, longlisted for the Booker Prize, is a brilliantly constructed jigsaw puzzle of meaning. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-15 20:26:04 UTC ]
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In ‘Frankissstein,’ Jeanette Winterson brings something zany and intellectual ALIVE!

Longlisted for this year’s Booker Prize, this brainy, batty story is an unholy amalgamation of scholarship and comedy. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-15 12:56:00 UTC ]
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