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Booker Prize 2019: Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood make it to shortlist

The list includes The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann, Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo, Quichotte by Salman Rushdie, 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak and An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma. 

Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood feature in 2019 Booker Prize longlist

The shortlist will be announced on September 3, and the winner will be declared on October 14.


International Booker Prize 2020: Judges list announced, includes Jeet Thayil

This year Omani author, Jokha Alharthi's novel Celestial Bodies, translated by Marilyn Booth won the prize. The winning sum was equally divided between the translator and the author.

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.'


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The short of it

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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

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