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Booker Prize

American Writers and the Booker Prize

Joseph Olshan | Posted 10.21.2016 | Home
Joseph Olshan

This year, there were two American writers nominated for the Brooker prize: Ann Tyler (whose novels I confess to have stopped reading a while ago) and Hanya Yanagihara, the author of A Little Life.

Marlon James Becomes First Jamaican Winner Of Booker Prize

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 10.14.2015 | Arts

Publishers rejected Marlon James' first novel 78 times. His resilience paid off. James, 44, won the 2015 Man Booker Prize at a ceremony at London's G...

Man Booker Prize 2014 Awarded To Australian Author

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.14.2014 | Home

This year's Man Booker Prize has been awarded to Richard Flanagan, author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Born in Tasmania, Flanagan was the...

Crowdfunding Comes of Age, Heralding a New Social Age for Authors

Jimmy Leach | Posted 10.09.2014 | Home
Jimmy Leach

Finding a publisher to take a punt on historical fiction can be tricky -- when that fiction is written in a shadow language and based on a campaign of guerrilla warfare against the Norman invaders of the 11th century, perhaps even more so.

Arundhati Roy, India's Conscience?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 08.03.2013 | World
Sunil Sharan

Where art thou, Arundhati Roy? The silence of India's only winner of the Booker Prize is deafening after the country's Maoists, whom she strongly supports, massacred a number of senior politicians recently.

Hilary Mantel Wins The Booker Prize 2012 With 'Bring Up The Bodies'

Posted 12.16.2012 | Home

Hilary Mantel has won the 2012 Man Booker Prize with her novel Bring Up The Bodies, becoming the first British author to win twice. The bookie's fa...

A Review Of The Garden Of Evening Mists, Tan Twan Eng

Catriona Holmes | Posted 12.15.2012 | Home
Catriona Holmes

This is undoubtedly a captivating book, with intriguing characters, an elegant plot and beautiful scenery. Whether it will, or indeed should, win the highly acclaimed Man Booker Prize on Tuesday is at large.

Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

Posted 11.11.2012 | Home

The Booker Prize 2012 shortlist was announced today, with the early favorite being Hilary Mantel's "Bring up the Bodies," the sequel to her Booker Pri...

Reactions To The Booker Prize Announcement

Posted 07.25.2012 | Home

The Man Booker Prize longlist was announced today, and reactions to one of the English language's most prestigious prizes have begun. Opinions, unsurp...

Booker Prize Longlist Announced

Posted 07.25.2012 | Home

The Man Booker Prize Longlist 2012 has been announced, and it contains a few surprises. Hilary Mantel, Will Self, Michael Frayn and Malaysian author T...

WATCH: First Footage From 'Life Of Pi'

Posted 06.19.2012 | Home

The producers of Life of Pi, based on Yann Martel's Booker Prize-winning book, are certainly giving the movie a big build up. Following the releas...

In New Novels, Hilary Mantel Triumphs (Again) & John Irving Is Confused (Sexually)

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home
Michael Giltz

Sex is not the same thing as love. Author John Irving knows this intellectually and having a bisexual at the center of his latest novel is not a big deal.

The Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 05.14.2012 | Home

"The Chemistry of Tears" by Peter Carey Knopf, $26.00 Publishes on May 15th What is it about? A museum conservator in London learns of the death...

Bring Up the Bodies: A Review and Interview With Booker Prize-winning Author Hilary Mantel

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Ilana Teitelbaum

In Bring Up the Bodies, the sequel to the Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel weaves a richly textured world that is at once deeply foreign and entirely relevant.

The Story of Life: How It All Began by Penelope Lively

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

How It All Began is more than just a lovely and engaging story. It is a deeply incisive explanation of how we all begin, how we plod on, and how we approach the end.

Timothy Mo Is Missing: Thoughts on SOPA, Creativity, and True Fans

Daniel Ben-Horin | Posted 03.18.2012 | Technology
Daniel Ben-Horin

imothy Mo set up Paddleless Press in the pre-web mid-Nineties. Today, with a database of his existing readers and SEO-savvy marketing techniques, he'd have a better chance.

Julian Barnes, E.M. Forster, and the Message of the Unreliable Narrator

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 02.20.2012 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

What does an unreliable narrator tell us about ourselves?

The Red Carpet Season for Books

Roxanne Coady | Posted 01.14.2012 | Home
Roxanne Coady

It's award season. Not the ones you're thinking of - the Emmys, the Oscars - but the Nobel, the Booker and the National Book Awards. Awards offer us, as readers, a focused, curated list of the best books of the year.

Ondaatje Magic One More Time: The Cat's Table

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 10.20.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Benedict

Since The English Patient, author Michael Ondaatje is an international star, and each new novel is greeted with appropriate fanfare. So too the haunting The Cat's Table.

The Winner Of The Booker Prize 2011 Is...

Posted 12.18.2011 | Home

The Man Booker Prize 2011 was awarded to "The Sense Of An Ending" by Julian Barnes. British gambling institutions will be the most upset by the dec...

The Booker Prize Announcement - LIVEBLOG

Posted 12.18.2011 | Home

Join the Books Editor Andrew Losowsky as he waits for the big announcement. Tweet comments at @huffpostbooks, email or leave ...

Andrew Losowsky

Our Review Of The Booker Prize Shortlist | Andrew Losowsky | Posted 12.16.2011 | Home

Thrice-shortlisted author Julian Barnes is the favorite among gamblers to win the Man Booker Prize 2011. But is his the best book on the shortlist...

What Is The Booker Prize, And Why Should You Care?

Posted 12.16.2011 | Home

On Tuesday, the latest winner of The Man Booker Prize will be announced. It's one of the most important literary prizes in the English language - but ...

'It's Enormous Fun To Write About Adultery'

Posted 12.07.2011 | Women

Anne Enright is the author of "The Gathering," for which she won the 2007 Booker Prize, and the new novel "The Forgotten Waltz." We caught up with her...

Booker Prize Shortlist Contains Some Surprises

Posted 11.06.2011 | Home

The shortlist for The Man Booker Prize 2011 has just been announced. According to British sportsbook company Ladbrokes, the favorite is clearly Julian...