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Booker Prize for fiction secures new financial backer

Britain's leading literary award, the Booker Prize, has found a new financial backer after its sponsor of almost two decades pulled funding.

Booker Prize winner was once decided by coin toss

The Booker Prize was apparently once simply decided by flipping a coin. According to a report in The Telegraph, David Storey won the prize for his novel Saville in 1976 by a stroke of luck.


Marlon James becomes first Jamaican to receive Booker prize for his book on Bob Marley's assassination

James said he hoped his victory would bring 'more attention to what's coming out of Jamaica and the Caribbean.'

Who do you think you are

Will the Nobel to Munro put an end to the patronising of women writers?

The short of it

The short story,once edged out by marketing,could be reborn thanks to technology

Jhumpa Lahiri loses out in Booker race to Eleanor Catton

28-year-old New Zealander became the youngest writer to win the prestigious award.


Winning Games

Oscar entries are not about the best films

Winning Games

Oscar entries are not about the best films

Booker Prize to admit American authors

Founded in 1969,the Booker has previously been open only to writers from Britain,Ireland and the 54-nation Commonwealth of former British colonies.

Oscar,Booker winning author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala dies at 85

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala,the only person to win both an Oscar and a Booker prize and lived in Delhi for 25 years,died.