Tagged: Man Booker Prize

Authors back Barnes' Man Booker protest

Authors such as AS Byatt, Philip Hensher and Susan Hill have expressed their support for Julian Barnes, who earlier this week said US authors should... Read more

Julian Barnes: opening up Man Booker to US authors is 'daft'

Julian Barnes has reignited the debate over the Man Booker Prize rule changes, calling the decision to allow American authors to compete "straightforwardly daft".... Read more

Mabey presses button on 170k Beatty reprint

Oneworld publisher Juliet Mabey has ordered a 120,000 reprint of Paul Beatty's The Sellout for the UK market following its Man Booker win. The book,... Read more

US novelist Paul Beatty wins Man Booker Prize 2016

Paul Beatty, author of The Sellout, is the first American winner of the Man Booker Prize in its 48-year history, giving Oneworld its second consecutive... Read more

McCrum takes on Man Booker critics

The Observer's Robert McCrum has described the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize as "among the best, and most confident, of recent years", calling the... Read more

Eyes on the prize: Booker bounce vs spend

The Booker bounce is what every publisher dreams of, yet the upfront spend can be considerable. Roger Tagholm investigates how indies balance costs against sales... Read more

Wood defies Booker critics

Speaking on a panel about the impact of literary prizes at yesterday’s fair, Man Booker Prize director Gaby Wood hit out against critics who have... Read more

At the helm of the Man Booker

The Booker Prize Foundation’s literary director Gaby Wood talks to Tom Tivnan about her first year in the hot seat. Read more

Critics note 'determinedly unstarry' Man Booker candidates

Critics have branded 2016's Man Booker shortlist "determinedly unstarry", as one of the few household names on the longlist, JM Coetzee, was ejected from the running, with all... Read more

The Man Booker judges explain their choice

The much-talked about issue of diversity in the selection process for this year's Man Booker Prize was described as "a slightly academic premise" by the prize's literary director, as its... Read more

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