Fri, 19/10/2012 - 17:00
It may have only been three days, but an awful lot has already been written on Hilary Mantel’s record-breaking feat of winning the Man Booker Prize for two consecutive books, only three years apart. She is also the first woman, and the first Brit, to win the award twice.
As we have already begun to see, this double win looks...
Mon, 20/08/2012 - 08:20
Author Irvine Welsh has hit out at the Man Booker Prize at the Edinburgh World Writers' Conference, saying it is "based on the conceit that upper-class Englishness is the cultural yardstick against which all literature must be measured."
Welsh also said that his novel Trainspotting would struggle to find...
Thu, 25/08/2011 - 07:56
Julian Barnes' The Sense of an Ending (Cape) is comfortably the bestselling longlistee of one of the most popular Man Booker longlists since records began.
Barnes' concise novel has sold 9,700 copies at UK booksellers since the longlist was announced on 26th July, almost double the number of the next most popular...
Tue, 12/10/2010 - 15:49
Sales of the rejected Booker longlisted books have outsold the final six shortlisted titles by a measure of almost two to one, with The Slap easily the biggest selling Booker contender this year.
The favourite shortlisted title among book buyers remains Room (Emma Donoghue), which has sold slightly more than 32,000...
Mon, 02/11/2009 - 12:32
Ravi Mirchandani at Atlantic has bought British and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada and the Indian subcontinent) in the new novel from Man Booker winner Aravind Adiga. Mirchandani, who was also the publisher for Adiga's debut The White Tiger, bought the book from agent David Godwin at
DGA for an undisclosed sum.
Tue, 13/10/2009 - 14:13
Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol (Bantam Press) has retained its position at the summit of the Official UK Top 50 for a fourth week, as average selling prices hit a five-year high.
Although total volume sales at UK book retailers fell 2.3% week on week (to 4.3m), spending increased 2.1% (to £38.6m), thanks in part to a...
Tue, 08/09/2009 - 09:14
Publisher Random House has scored three titles on the shortlist for the 2009 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Little, Brown picks up two, with HarperCollins claiming the sixth title. Penguin, which had three titles on the longlist, by Ed O'Loughlin, James Scudamore and William Trevor, were denied any placing. The controversial Me Cheeta...
Tue, 21/10/2008 - 14:36
A 2000% sales increase week-on-week has propelled Aravind Adiga's Man Booker Prize winner, The White Tiger (Atlantic) into the top 50, in a strong week for hardback fiction. Adiga's début sold 8,024 copies across all editions through the market last week, up from 383 copies the previous week, taking its total sales to...
Thu, 16/10/2008 - 07:39
Atlantic Books rushed through a 50,000-copy reprint on Tuesday night after Aravind Adiga clinched the Man Booker Prize with his début novel, The White Tiger. The win is also a first Booker for Atlantic, founded in the UK in 2000.
The publisher is in discussions for a possible further print run of 20,000 copies, a move that will...
Thu, 08/05/2008 - 14:36
Man Booker Prize organisers will screen this year's award ceremony live at the Frankfurt Book Fair after realising that the two events clash.
This year's prize-giving will take place at the Guildhall in London on the evening of Tuesday 14th October, while the fair in Frankfurt opens the following morning. A senior publisher...