'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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Wood praises 'inclusive' Booker Prize eligibility rules

Gaby Wood, literary director of the Booker Prize Foundation, championed the "inclusive" nature of the award's current entry criteria at last night's celebration of the 2019 shortlist. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Man Booker International prize 2019 longlist sees small publishers win big

Judges praise the 13 finalists – all but two published by indie houses – for ‘enriching our idea of what fiction can do’The “finest works of translation from around the world” are almost exclusively published by independent presses – at least according to the Man Booker International prize,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Readers to Choose ‘Golden Man Booker Prize’: 50 Years of Winners

Resurfacing many lesser-known Man Booker Prize for Fiction winners of the past, the Booker Foundation opens a crowdsourced competition to select the best of the best of 50 years. The post Readers to Choose ‘Golden Man Booker Prize’: 50 Years of Winners appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Publishers urge Man Booker Prize to rescind rule change

Publishers have signed a letter urging the Man Booker Prize organisers to reverse their decision to allow US authors to enter, citing concerns it is creating a "homogenised literary future". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Publishers call on Man Booker prize to drop American authors

A letter from 30 industry figures is urging the award to reverse 2014’s inclusion of US authors, in order to avoid a ‘homogenised literary future’Tensions over the decision to allow US authors to enter the Man Booker prize have flared up yet again, with 30 publishers signing a letter urging the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Man Booker Prize opened to Irish publishers

Irish publishers are now eligible to submit novels for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction from this year onwards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Man Booker Prize for Fiction Adds New Eligibility for Irish Publishers

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Man Booker prize to accept books published in Ireland for the first time

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Why are Irish publishers shut out of the Man Booker prize?

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'Crazy but fantastic': Man Booker prize pitches tiny publishers into big league

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Publishing, Memory and the Man Booker Prize

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Margaret Atwood makes Booker Prize short list, Giller Prize long list

Awards buzz is ramping up for author Margaret Atwood, who is again in the running for both the Man Booker Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.  Continue reading at CBC

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Man Booker Prize unaffected by Tesco-Booker merger

The Man Booker Prize is unaffected by Tesco’s merger with The Booker Group, its organisers have clarified. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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San Diego Reader Launches eBook Publishing Program to Re-Introduce Great Writing to New Readers

The San Diego Reader is mining gold from its rich archives and releasing the treasures as a collection of six eBooks, the first installment of a series that will showcase the literary quality and historic value of a collection spanning more than 40 y ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Lee Child will be a judge for the 2020 Booker Prize, it has been revealed, joining a panel including author Lemn Sissay and chaired by Margaret Busby. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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From student workshops and academic conferences to literary awards and book clubs, African American literary organizations work to support writers and readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Peirene Stevns Translation Prize postponed after publisher objects

A prize for new translators run by indie Peirene Press has been delayed after a European publisher objected to a "beginner" working on its book. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Digiday Research: Reader revenue is the top publisher priority for 2020

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Wood defends Booker judging process after Galley Beggar criticism

The Booker Prize Foundation's literary director has defended the judging process following criticism from shortlisted author Lucy Ellmann’s publisher Galley Beggar.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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