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Reading ‘Ducks, Newburyport’ is mentally taxing — and physically exhausting

Lucy Ellmann’s novel is a 1,000-page single sentence, and it was just shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-09-11 12:30:00 UTC ]
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'Wide-ranging and diverse' Booker Prize shortlist welcomed by trade, despite surprise omissions

The Booker Prize’s "wide-ranging and diverse" shortlist has been met with a broadly positive response from the trade, though there is surprise from some that authors like Max Porter missed out on the final six. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-04 10:36:45 UTC ]
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Booker tightlipped amid speculation Lee Child will judge 2020 prize

The Booker Prize has remained tightlipped over speculation that Lee Child will join the judging panel for the 2020 prize.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-12 09:45:34 UTC ]
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Embargoed Atwood Novel Makes Booker Longlist

Margaret Atwood's 'The Testaments' is among 13 titles longlisted for this year's Booker Prize, despite being embargoed until September 10. It may even make the shortlist, announced on September 3, before it is even published. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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New Booker branding as Crankstart's official sponsorship begins

Crankstart officially takes over as the supporter of the Booker Prize on 1st June, ending 18 years of sponsorship by The Man Group. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-31 17:35:51 UTC ]
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The Booker Prize, Crankstart Foundation Ink Sponsorship Pact

The Booker Prize Foundation has signed an agreement with the Crankstart Foundation to take over sponsorship of the Booker prizes from the Man Group, which has ended its 18 year support off the awards. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Crankstart revealed as new Booker Prize sponsor in five-year deal

The Booker Prize will be sponsored by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Sir Michael Moritz's charitable foundation Crankstart in a five-year deal, it has been announced. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Man Group Pulls Out of Booker Sponsorship

The Booker Prize Foundation said yesterday that it was "confident" of finding a new sponsor following the decision of the hedge fund company the Man Group to end its association with the Booker Prize and the Booker International Prize. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BBC4 to broadcast Man Booker documentary

BBC4 is to broadcast a 60-minute documentary looking back at the highs and lows of 50 years of the Booker Prize. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What became of 2018 as the year of publishing women?

Only one publisher, And Other Stories, has answered Kamila Shamsie’s challenge to publish only female writers this year. But wider lessons are being learned, as the novelist and other industry insiders explain2018 was meant to be the “year of publishing women”, after the novelist Kamila Shamsie... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Winnie M Li's sexual assault story wins Not the Booker prize

Debut author Winnie M Li has been voted the winner of the Guardian's Not the Booker Prize for her novel Dark Chapter (Legend Press), based on the true story of her sexual assault. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Do celebrity book blurbs 'blackmail' readers?

Man Booker prize judge Colin Thubron has complained this week that star endorsements bully readers into admiring books, but it’s long been standard practiceSetting cats among pigeons has long been an unofficial part of the contract for judges of the Booker prize. Remember Chris Mullin’s... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors join Julian Barnes in condemning US authors' admission to Booker prize

Writers including AS Byatt and Philip Hensher say Commonwealth and British writers face greater struggle to find readers, now ‘dice are loaded’ AS Byatt, Philip Hensher and Susan Hill have joined authors backing Julian Barnes’s call for the Man Booker prize to exclude US writers once again, a... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-11-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Arundhati Roy to publish second novel after 20 years

Penguin Random House has acquired a new novel from Arundhati Roy, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, for June 2017: her first work of fiction since The God of Small Things (Harper Perennial) won the Booker prize almost 20 years ago. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-10-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Deals: Week of March 14, 2016

Sally Kim closes her first deal as Putnam’s editorial director, Booker Prize–nominee Paul Kingsnorth closes a double at Graywolf, Norman Ollestad sells his new novel to Counterpoint, and more in this week's notable book deals. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-03-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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This Week's Bestsellers: October 26, 2015

A pair of YouTube vloggers have the #4 book in the country, with ‘The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire.’ Plus Brandon Stanton tells more Humans of New York stories, Nobel and Booker Prize–winning authors get a sales boost, and much more. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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No men allowed: publisher accepts novelist's 'year of women' challenge

Small press And Other Stories will produce no books by men in 2018 in answer to Kamila Shamsie’s call for direct action to beat gender bias in publishingSmall press And Other Stories has answered author Kamila Shamsie’s provocative call for a year of publishing women to redress “gender bias” in... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-06-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ion Trewin obituary

Publisher and writer with an instinctive eye for a literary hit, he was key to the success of the Booker prizeIf asked in a quiz for the link between Julie Andrews and Alan Clark, Julian Fellowes and Edna O’Brien, you could give only one correct answer: Ion Trewin, publisher. Trewin, who has... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Novelist Barry Unsworth dies

Historical novelist Barry Unsworth, who won the Booker Prize in 1992 for his novel about the 18th... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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