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Booker Prize: Novelist and bookshop worker Fiona Mozley on shortlist

September 13, 2017 12:09 pm0 comments
Booker Prize: Novelist and bookshop worker Fiona Mozley on shortlist

Media playback is unsupported on your device A 29-year-old writer who works part-time at a bookshop in York has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for her debut novel. Fiona Mozley, the second-youngest author to be up for the prestigious literary prize, wrote Elmet while commuting between London and […]

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Man Booker Prize: Arundhati Roy comeback novel on longlist

July 27, 2017 12:29 am0 comments
Man Booker Prize: Arundhati Roy comeback novel on longlist

Arundhati Roy’s long-awaited second novel has made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize – 20 years after winning the award with her first. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is one of 13 novels longlisted for the £50,000 prize, which is now in its 49th year. Two British Smiths, Ali […]

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Man Booker Prize: Paul Beatty becomes first US winner for The Sellout

October 25, 2016 5:48 pm0 comments
Man Booker Prize: Paul Beatty becomes first US winner for The Sellout

Paul Beatty has become the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize with his racial satire The Sellout. His novel tells the story of a young black man who tries to reinstate slavery and racial segregation in a suburb of Los Angeles. Amanda Foreman, chair of the judges, […]

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Man Booker prize: Deborah Levy makes shortlist

September 13, 2016 3:09 am0 comments
Man Booker prize: Deborah Levy makes shortlist

Previous Man Booker prize nominee Deborah Levy has made it on to this year’s shortlist for novel Hot Milk. Levy is joined on the list by debut US novelist Ottessa Moshfegh, recognised for her book Eileen. Paul Beatty, Graeme Macrae Burnet, David Szalay and Madeleine Thien also make the list. […]

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Man Booker winner The Luminaries adapted for TV

August 26, 2016 12:15 am0 comments
Man Booker winner The Luminaries adapted for TV

Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Luminaries is to be made into a BBC drama series. The six-part adaptation, also written by Catton, is a Victorian mystery tale set during the New Zealand gold rush. The New Zealand author became the youngest ever winner of the Man Booker Prize […]

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Double winner J M Coetzee on Man Booker longlist

July 27, 2016 2:57 pm0 comments
Double winner J M Coetzee on Man Booker longlist

Double Man Booker winner J M Coetzee and four debut authors have been named on the longlist for the 2016 prize. The Australian author, who was born in South Africa, previously won in 1983 and 1999 and could become the first author to win the prize three times. He faces […]

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Pamuk shortlisted for international Booker

April 13, 2016 7:30 pm0 comments
Pamuk shortlisted for international Booker

A Nobel Prize winner and an author who writes under a pseudonym are among six authors shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize. Orhan Pamuk, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006, is nominated for his book A Strangeness in My Mind. Italian writer Elena Ferrante, which is […]

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Jamaican Marlon James wins Booker Prize

October 13, 2015 3:16 pm0 comments

Man Booker Prize 2015: Marlon James wins for A Brief History of Seven Killings By Tim Masters Arts and entertainment correspondent 13 October 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Media captionMarlon James: “It’s totally surreal… it’s so exciting, so humbling” Jamaican author Marlon James has won the Man Booker […]

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Pulitzer winner makes Booker shortlist

September 15, 2015 5:24 am0 comments
Pulitzer winner makes Booker shortlist

Pulitzer winner makes Booker Prize shortlist 15 September 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image caption The longlist of 13 books was trimmed down to a shortlist of six A US Pulitzer Prize-winner and two British authors are among the six writers shortlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize. […]

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Man Booker Prize announces longlist

July 29, 2015 5:55 am0 comments
Man Booker Prize announces longlist

Man Booker Prize: 2007 winner Anne Enright makes longlist 29 July 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts The winner of the Man Booker will be presented on 13 October The 13 books longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize have been announced, with previous winner Anne Enright among those […]

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