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Kiran Desai: The World Arrived in Books

Louisiana Channel | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Because she spent her childhood in an India, that had not yet opened its doors to the larger world, Indian novelist, Kiran Desai, had only her knowledge from books to rely on, before she later became an immigrant.

Why This Prize-Winning Author Is Treated Differently

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.23.2013 | Women

Do interviewers treat male and female authors differently? Eleanor Catton thinks so. Catton, who is the youngest writer to win the prestigious Man...

Booker Prize Winner Announced

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.16.2013 | Books

LONDON -- LONDON (AP) — Youth and heft triumphed at Britain's Booker Prize on Tuesday, as 28-year-old New Zealander Eleanor Catton won the fiction a...

Man Booker Prize Makes Startling Announcement

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 11.18.2013 | Books

LONDON — The Americans are coming to storm Britain's literary citadel. Organizers of the Booker Prize announced Wednesday that from next year a...

2013 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 11.10.2013 | Books

LONDON — Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri and Irish novelist Colm Toibin are among six finalists for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction...

Man Booker Prize For Fiction 2013 Longlist

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 07.23.2013 | Books

LONDON -- Jim Crace, Tash Aw and Colm Toibin are among 13 authors competing for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction in a field, announced Tuesday...

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.

American Short Story Author Wins Major Fiction Prize

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2013 | Books

* Short story author wins Man Booker International Prize * Lydia Davis was inspired by Proust's monumental work (Adds winner's quot...

A Tale Of Two Prizes -- Booker and Goncourt

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 12.17.2012 | Books
Eric Ehrmann

When Hilary Mandel won her second Booker Prize it was big news. When diplomat-author Romain Gary won his second Prix Goncourt it was big trouble.

Crowned Mantel and Her Cromwell

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 12.17.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I just finished Bring up the Bodies -- and, lo and behold, look who won the Man Booker Prize again?

Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

Posted 11.11.2012 | Books

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...

Booker Prize Longlist Announced

Posted 07.25.2012 | Books

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...

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

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 02.20.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

What does an unreliable narrator tell us about ourselves?

The Winner Of The Booker Prize 2011 Is...

Posted 12.18.2011 | Books

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 | Books

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

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

Posted 12.16.2011 | Books

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 ...

Booker Prize Shortlist Contains Some Surprises

Posted 11.06.2011 | Books

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

Interviews With Debut Booker Nominees

BBC News | Tim Masters | Posted 10.03.2011 | Books

The Man Booker longlist, announced last week, included four first-time novelists. This week we talk to all four about the stories behind their books. ...

Bravest Booker Longlist Of All Time?

Telegraph | Louise Doughty | Posted 09.28.2011 | Books

One of the most difficult aspects of being a judge for the Man Booker Prize, as I discovered in 2008, becomes apparent when the longlist is announced....

Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced/ Who Made The Man Booker Prize Longlist?

Posted 09.25.2011 | Books

The Man Booker Longlist was announced today, and the books offer a surprising variety, from past award-winners to first-time authors, such as Stephen ...

She Resigned As Judge When Philip Roth Won The Booker But She Likes This Novel

The Guardian | Carmen Callil | Posted 09.07.2011 | Books

The Emperor of Lies is a novel about horrific historical fact, the Holocaust as experienced by the Jews of the Polish ghetto of Lodz. A bestseller in ...

The Man Who Doesn't Like Prizes Gets Another | Alison Flood | Posted 08.21.2011 | Books

John le Carré might have withdrawn from the running for the Man Booker International prize because he "doesn't compete for literary awards", but the ...

Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize Awarded

The Bookseller | Posted 08.07.2011 | Books

David Grossman's novel To the End of the Land (Jonathan Cape) has won this year's £4,000 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize, trumping both the 2010 Booke...

Philip Roth Wins Man Booker Prize, Judge Quits In Protest (POLL)

Posted 07.18.2011 | Books

Philip Roth was awarded The Man Booker Prize , it was announced this morning on the prize's website. The prize is worth close to $100,000. The Guardia...

Author John Le Carre Turns Down Prize Nomination

AP | Posted 05.30.2011 | Books

SYDNEY -- John le Carre was nominated Wednesday for the Man Booker prize recognizing an author's lifetime contribution to fiction, but the British wri...