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Man Booker Prize 2013 Shortlist

Here is some of the very best contemporary fiction, distilled from an entry pool of 151 novels and a longlist of 13. We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton     The Harvest by Jim Crace     The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri … Continue reading

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Man Booker Prize Longlist

Out of 151 nominated titles, here are the 13 that have made it on to the 45th Man Booker Prize longlist this year. The judges of this year’s prize are Robert Macfarlane, Martha Kearney, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Natalie Haynes and Stuart … Continue reading

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“You wait 20 years for a Booker Prize and two come along at once.”

Hilary Mantel has won The Man Booker Prize for 2012 with the second in her trilogy about Henry VIII’s right hand man, Thomas Cromwell, Bring Up the Bodies.  The judges commended Bring Up the Bodies for its vitality, fierce intelligence … Continue reading

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Man Booker Prize 2012 shortlist

The six books that made it into the Man Booker Prize shortlist for 2012 were announced in the UK overnight. And they are : The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng Swimming Home by Deborah  Levy Bring Up … Continue reading

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Whoooppee!

Any other fans of Thomas Cromwell out there? I’m very excited to hear (via The Bookseller + Publisher) that Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize-winner, Wolf Hall, is to beturned into a BBC2 costume drama by the man who brought Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, … Continue reading

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Man Booker Prize 2012 Longlist Announced

The contenders for this year’s Man Booker Prize have been announced, not without the usual controversy.  Accused last year for “dumbing” down the award for putting a focus on “readability” this year the judges choices “appeared to support ambition and … Continue reading

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