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New 'Golden' Man Booker Prize To Name Best Of All 51 Past Winners

"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.

'Best of (Man) Booker' (again)

I thought they had already done this -- didn't they select Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children as the Booker of Bookers (in 1993) and the Best of the Booker (2008) ? -- but apparently they feel obligated to anoint it yet again, this...Show More Summary

The Handmaid's Tale

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

Concert booker not liable for patron’s injury

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“The Alabama Supreme Court says a man can’t go forward with his lawsuit against a company involved in booking a death metal concert where he was injured.” The plaintiff said he was thrown to the ground during the Mobile event and suffered serious spinal injuries. Show More Summary

UK Publishers Pressure Man Booker Prize To Re-Exclude American Authors

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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 […]

British publishers call for banning American authors from Man Booker Prize

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...

I Think About This a Lot: The Time Salman Rushdie DMed a Woman “You Look So Gorgeous and Hottt’

last monthLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

The winner of the Man Booker Prize is a worse booty caller than your average college freshman.

Vice co-founder attacks Cory Booker as a ‘Sambo shucking and jiving for the white man’ during Nielsen hearings

last monthNews : The Raw Story

One of the co-founders of Vice Media attacked New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D) for his impassioned questioning of Homeland Security Secretary Nielson on Tuesday, calling the lawmaker “Sambo,” and saying he was performing for white people. In a video posted to YouTube by CRTV —...

Morning Docket: 01.10.18

Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris were both appointed to the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday afternoon. Booker is the first African-American man to ever serve on the SJC, and Harris is the second African-American woman to ever serve on the SJC. Show More Summary

After Half A Century, Irish Publishers Are Finally Eligible For The Man Booker Prize

"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."

Man Booker Prize for Fiction judges

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.....

Rilke: Buddha in Glory

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, […]

The Comedy Show That Wants You to Feel Like You're in a Women's Restroom

Jen O'Donnell and Jessie Stegner were sick of getting harassed by comedy bookers, so they cut out the middle man and decided to become their own comedy bookers.

Remembering the Pioneering Black Journalist Simeon Booker, “the Man from Jet”

W. Ralph Eubanks remembers the journalist Simeon Booker, who who died on Sunday, at the age of ninety-nine, and was known for his fearless reporting on the civil-rights movement across the South.

Joe Biden at Miami Book Fair: "This Is One of the Most Dangerous Times in American History"

The former vice president of the United States sat down with Man Booker Prize-winning writer George Saunders at the Adrienne Arsht Center as an accomplished foreign policymaker and bereaved father to discuss his new memoir, Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose.

NBA Rumors: Jahlil Okafor To Phoenix Suns? Devin Booker Hints Nearing Acquisition Of Disgruntled Big Man

Jahlil Okafor has openly stated his desire to leave the Philadelphia 76ers since the last offseason. Most people are expecting both parties to reach a contract buyout, but the Sixers hope they could get something in return for the former third overall pick. Show More Summary

‘History of Wolves’ by Emily Fridlund

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 ?

Books of The Times: ‘Elmet’ Backs a Brawny Man Into a Dangerous Corner

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.

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