Thu, 10/07/2008 - 11:30
Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children (Cape) was crowned the Best of the Booker this week, with 36% of the public vote.
The shortlist, which had been whittled down to six from the 41 previous Booker winners by a panel of judges, also comprised Pat Barker’s The Ghost Road (Viking), Peter Carey’s Oscar and Lucinda (...
Thu, 15/05/2008 - 16:30
Mariella Frostrup is looking forward to next week’s Guardian Hay Festival. Last year was her first visit to Hay thanks to Sky Arts’ media partnership, and by all accounts she had a baptism of fire.
With responsibility for presenting programmes for both Sky Arts and BBC Radio 4, as well as hosting stage events, Frostrup says her...
Mon, 12/05/2008 - 07:50
Titles by Pat Barker, Peter Carey, Salman Rushdie, Nadine Gordimer, J G Farrell and J M Coetzee are the six books deemed Best of the Booker.
The one-off award marks the 40th anniversary of the Booker Prize, and the shortlist was selected by a panel of judges, novelist and critic Victoria Glendinning, writer and broadcaster Mariella...
Wed, 07/05/2008 - 07:58
Yann Martel's Life of Pi is the favourite Booker Prize winner of all time, according to a survey conducted by Abe Books ahead of this year's official Best of the Booker award.
AbeBooks.co.uk asked 727 of its customers to name the best of the past winners and Martel’s novel – the Man Booker winner in 2002 –...
Thu, 21/02/2008 - 07:47
The fortieth anniversary of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction will be marked with a one-off award this year, the Best of the Booker, for the most outstanding novel since the award was founded.
Ion Trewin, administrator of the prize, said: "This is a marvellous opportunity for a bit of backlist selling. This is, if you like, the...