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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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Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo jointly win Booker Prize

Canadian writer Margaret Atwood and British author Bernardine Evaristo split the Booker Prize on Monday, after the judging panel ripped up the rule book and refused to name one winner for the prestigious fiction trophy. Continue reading at 'CBC'

[ CBC | 2019-10-14 20:58:08 UTC ]
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Benefits of The Booker Prize and Other Literary Awards for Writers (Besides the Money)

It's the height of literary award season and WD senior editor Amy Jones considers what prizes like The Booker Prize have to offer readers and writers. The post Benefits of The Booker Prize and Other Literary Awards for Writers (Besides the Money) by Amy Jones appeared first on Writer's Digest. Continue reading at 'Writer's Digest'

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-10-14 19:33:33 UTC ]
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Booker Prize split between Atwood and Evaristo as judges rebel against rules

The Booker Prize has been jointly won by Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments (Chatto & Windus) and Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other (Hamish Hamilton). Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-14 08:52:37 UTC ]
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Booker Prize stresses 2019 winner remains undecided after bookshop error

The Booker Prize has reassured readers the £50,000 literary award has “not yet been decided” – after a bookshop mistakenly branded copies of Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments with a “winner” sticker.   Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-17 10:52:14 UTC ]
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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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