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Man Booker Prize

MAN BOOKER PRIZE NEWS

A woman’s voice

April 11, 2019 1:43 am

2019 Man Booker International Prize shortlist features a record five women, makes a statement.

To Build a Dream

November 24, 2018 1:11 am

Scenes of startling beauty and pathos punctuate this story shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Who is Anna Burns?

October 17, 2018 8:39 am

Man Booker Prize Winner: Born in Belfast, the prestigious English literary award has made Anna Burns the first female winner since 2012.

Northern Irish writer Anna Burns wins 2018 Booker Prize for 'Milkman'

October 17, 2018 7:00 am

'Milkman', a coming of age story of a young woman's affair with a married man set in the political troubles of Northern Ireland, was named the winner at a lavish awards ceremony here on Tuesday night.

2018 Man Booker Prize shortlist out: All you need to know about the six novels

September 20, 2018 7:14 pm

This year, Daisy Johnson, 27, is one of the youngest in the running for the Man Booker Prize. The others include Anna Burns, Esi Edugyan, Rachel Kushner, Richard Powers, and Robin Robertson.

Booker Prize winner was once decided by coin toss

September 10, 2018 2:09 pm

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.

Inderjit Badhwar invited to participate in Prague Writers fest

September 09, 2018 7:17 pm

Badhwar will represent India as special moderator at the six-day annual literary conclave, which will also see participation of Man Booker Prize winning author Kiran Desai, the organisers said in a release.

Who is Olga Tokarczuk — Man Booker Prize 2018 winner?

May 23, 2018 9:29 am

An activist and vocal critic of Poland’s rightwing politics, Olga Tokarczuk is a controversial figure in her home country. She has also received death threats or criticizing aspects of the country's past, including its episodes of anti-Semitism.

What is The Man Booker Prize?

October 18, 2017 9:22 am

The Man Booker Prize aims to promote the 'finest in fiction' and is awarded each year to the book adjudged as the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom. 

Who is George Saunders?

October 18, 2017 8:39 am

George Saunders, an American author, was awarded the 2017 Man Booker Prize on Tuesday for his novel "Lincoln in the Bardo."