They've announced the longlist for the 2018 Man Booker International Prize (for works of fiction in translation by living authors, published in the UK), and the thirteen tiles, selected from 108 entries, are: Die, My Love, by Ariana Harwicz; tr. Show More Summary
After considering 108 titles, the Man Booker International Prize announced their 13-title longlist. The prize, which awards translated works of literature, considers both novels and short story collections translated into English and published in the UK. Show More Summary
"The new award, announced on Friday as part of the literary prize's 50th anniversary celebrations, will be judged by five judges and then voted for by the public." Of course, they've done this twice before, and the same book won both times.
I feel like such an idiot to have waited this long to read this novel. Honestly, especially given that the author is Canadian, I should have read it thirty ago. The Handmaid's Tale was a nominee for the Man Booker Prize, the Nebula Award, the Arthur C. Show More Summary
A letter from 30 publishers "argues that the rule change to allow any writer writing in English and published in the UK to enter has restricted the diversity of the prize and led to the domination of American authors since it came into effect in 2014. Previously, the prize only allowed citizens from Commonwealth countries […]
Thirty British publishers have signed a letter urging the foundation behind the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, to exclude American writers from consideration. The Guardian reports that the publishers want to reverse a rule change announced...
The winner of the Man Booker Prize is a worse booty caller than your average college freshman.
Dame Iris Murdoch, the Dublin born novelist, won the Booker prize for fiction in 1978 for The Sea, The Sea. Her final novel, Jackson’s Dilemma, was published in 1995 and was met with a muted response from the critics. She was subsequently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease which was confirmed on post-mortem after her death in 1999. Subsequently, a textual more...
"An anomaly in the Man Booker prize rules that made books published in Ireland ineligible for the £50,000 award because they were not published in the UK has been removed, after years of frustration among Irish presses."
They've announced the judges for the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, with the panel to be chaired by Kwame Anthony Appiah and including author Val McDermid and critic Leo Robson. An interesting mix.....
The man known as Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926) was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist. According to Wikipedia, Rilke’s work has been described Rilke’s work as “inherently ‘mystical’”. Irish novelist and Booker Prize winner, John Banville says that “For Rilke, life and the world are all potential.” I wonder what potential he saw when, in 1908, […]
2017, 275 p. This book was short-listed for the 2017 Man Booker Prize but I really can’t work out why. It does well enough as a first novel – and perhaps that is its appeal – but it doesn’t have … Continue reading ?
Fiona Mozley’s debut novel, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, is about a radically self-sufficient family headed toward a reckoning with the society it has renounced.
“Swallowing Mercury,” a novella by Wioletta Greg that was longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, is set in rural Poland during the Cold War.
The Annual Lecture of the Man Booker Prize Foundation Universities Initiative is to be delivered this year by author Sarah Waters (5:30pm 15th November, Booth Lecture Theatre, Medical Building). Waters […]
It makes no sense, says novelist Tibor Fischer, and it hurts British writers. "British writers aren’t eligible for the big American awards. The stipulation that American writers have to be published in the UK doesn’t help much as, by definition, the strongest and most successful American authors are the ones that cross over."
US author George Saunders on Tuesday became only the second American writer to win Britain's renowned Man Booker Prize, which was awarded for his first full-length novel "Lincoln in the Bardo". Judges for the world's most prestigious...Show More Summary