Duchess of Cornwall to present Booker Prize 2014

Duchess of Cornwall to present Booker Prize 2014

The Duchess of Cornwall will present the Man Booker Prize for the second year in a row.

She will give a speech during the event on Tuesday 14th October, before giving the shortlisted authors designer bound editions of their books.
Camilla will also present the 2014 winner with their trophy, following the announcement by AC Grayling, chair of the 2014 Man Booker Prize judging panel.

The evening will be televised by the BBC, the prize’s broadcast partner, with live coverage via the BBC News Channel and a report on the News at Ten. The event will also be streamed live by BBC Arts online from 9.45pm.

This year’s shortlist includes five Penguin Random House authors - Richard Flanagan for The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Chatto); Neel Mukherjee for The Lives of Others (Chatto); Howard Jacobson for J (Jonathan Cape); Ali Smith for How to be Both (Hamish Hamilton); and Joshua Ferris for To Rise Again at a Decent Hour (Viking).

The final shortlisted novel is Karen Joy Fowler's We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (Serpent's Tail).

The £50,000 winner will be announced at a dinner at London’s Guildhall.