Wed, 21/11/2012 - 12:09
Robert Macfarlane is to chair the judging panel for the 2013 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Previously a judge in 2004, he will lead a panel of five judges.
Macfarlane said: "I feel very proud indeed to be chairing this prize, which has done so much to shape the modern literary landscape. I look forward greatly—with...
Thu, 18/10/2012 - 14:58
Hilary Mantel’s welcome victory in the Man Booker race highlights the view that publishing and bookselling are not linear industries where the pathways to success are clear and well delineated. Publishing is a lumpy business, it does not often go to plan.
Before Wolf Hall, Mantel said that her publisher was always...
Wed, 17/10/2012 - 14:49
HarperCollins is to reprint 100,000 copies of Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel Bring Up The Bodies to keep up with demand.
Following the historic win yesterday, which saw Mantel become the first woman and first Briton...
Tue, 16/10/2012 - 22:00
Hilary Mantel has become the first author in literary history to win the Man Booker Prize for a sequel with her novel Bring Up the Bodies.
Her win last night made her the first woman, and first Briton, to win the prize twice, following double wins for Peter Carey and J M Coetzee.
The Fourth Estate author took...
Fri, 05/10/2012 - 08:30
Myrmidon has formed a partnership with Canongate to co-publish the mass-market paperback edition of the Newcastle-based publisher's Man Booker-shortlisted novel, The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng.
The edition will be published under a joint Myrmidon-Canongate imprint on 7th March 2013, with the two publishers to...
Wed, 19/09/2012 - 09:15
Sales of the six novels in contention for the Man Booker Prize trebled week-on-week following the announcement of the shortlist last Tuesday (11th September), but sales were down significantly on the 2011 crop in the comparative week last year.
According to Nielsen BookScan Total Consumer Market data, sales of the novels vying for the...
Tue, 13/12/2011 - 07:30
In a move likely to inflame critics of the Man Booker prize judging process, actor Dan Stevens—best known for playing Matthew Crawley in TV drama series "Downton Abbey"—is to join the judging panel for the 2012 prize.
Stevens, who is editor-at-large for online quarterly The Junket and a regular guest on the BBC...
Mon, 07/11/2011 - 08:29
Peter Stothard is to chair the judging panel for next year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
The editor of the Times Literary Supplement, and previous editor of the Times, Stothard is also the author of diaries On the Spartacus Road, A Spectacular Journey Through Ancient Italy (HarperPress) and Thirty...
Wed, 02/11/2011 - 07:28
Patrick deWitt has put his Man Booker disappointment behind him after he clinched the $25,000 (£15,365) Rogers Trust Fiction Prize for The Sisters Brothers in Canada.
The prize is one of the most lucrative in Canada. The judges said of the title, which was also shortlisted for the Man Booker prize: "The...
Mon, 17/10/2011 - 12:36
After our brief Indian summer it now truly feels like autumn—the leaves are turning, the nights are drawing in and there is a Man Booker Prize controversy in the air [this feature was written before the announcement of The Literature Prize]. This year's bleating from the literary punditocracy is that the 2011 prize has lost its...