Trade ponders end of Man Group's Booker Prize sponsorship

Trade ponders end of Man Group's Booker Prize sponsorship

Man Group, which has sponsored the Booker Prize since 2002 - as well as sponsoring its International Prize from its beginning in 2005 - is to end its association with the prizes at the end of 2019. Trade figures have suggested that the change of sponsor "may open the possibility of rethinking the Booker Prize rules", which controversially opened eligibility for the prize to US authors in 2014.

The Booker Prize Foundation has said its trustees are "in discussion with a new sponsor and are confident that the new funding will be in place for 2020." In the meantime the two prizes will run as u...

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