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Man Booker Prize

When Humans Are Homesick For A Nonexistent World, Nothing Good Happens

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.03.2017 | Arts

The protagonist of “Malibu,” the third short story in Ottessa Moshfegh’s new collection, spends his time making up job applications so he can co...

'The Blazing World': A Provocative And Intelligent Narrative Puzzle

Off The Shelf | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Elizabeth Breeden | Off the Shelf The Blazing World calls to mind the best of the "zings": its stage amazing, its structure mesmerizing, its argu...

American Wins Man Booker Prize For Fiction For First Time

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.25.2016 | Arts

Paul Beatty was on Tuesday named as the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker fiction prize, for “The Sellout,” a biting satire on race...

Here's What Happens When Things Fall Apart

Off The Shelf | Posted 08.22.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Tolani Osan | Off the Shelf On a Sunday afternoon, I read the heartrending climax of Chigozie Obioma's debut novel, The Fishermen, breathlessly. W...

A Poetic Treasure Hunt That Beguiles and Entrances

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.30.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

It's all delicious and addictive, but on top of the central mystery, there is so much more to relish in the book. Byatt's satire of academia is pitch perfect with characters representing different strains of scholarship joining the hunt.

7 Glowing Novels In The Spotlight Right Now

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.14.2015 | Arts

Relative to other awards seasons, book award season is slightly less concerned with who wore what. Instead, each autumn various committees clue reader...

Arthur & George: Great Fiction Becomes a Good Enough Miniseries

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 09.17.2016 | Home
Pamela Feinsilber

The TV production of Arthur & George is also well acted, with wonderful sets, locations, and photography, so enjoy it for what it is. Just go out and read the novel, too.

What Is The Man Booker Longlist Really Saying?

Steven Petite | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Steven Petite

ntroduced in 1969, the prize is every bit as prestigious to the UK as the National Book Award is to the literary community of America, but last year, a rule change allowed not just novels written by UK writers, but works from any Novelist writing in the English language.

The Last Pilot: British Writer's Startlingly Authentic America

Steven Petite | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home
Steven Petite

Benjamin Johncock has written one of the most American novels of the year. The Last Pilot is a historical work of fiction spanning across the defining two decades of the space race from 1947 to 1968.

Books About Women Don't Win Big Fiction Prizes. Let's Fix That.

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts

Man, woman, cyborg -- no matter what kind of writer you are, if you want to win a major literary award, there’s just one thing you have to do: Make ...

Tasmanian Authors: The Real Gems of Australia

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 05.28.2016 | Home
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Prior to departing on a trip home to Australia to visit family, I fell into the web (or should I say tapestry), of Indie author, Prue Batten. Prue resides on a farm in eastern Tasmania with her husband. She writes historical fiction and fantasy.

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...

Arundhati Roy, India's Conscience?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 08.03.2013 | Home
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 | Home

* 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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | 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...

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...

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 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 books@huffingtonpost.com or leave ...

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 ...

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...

Interviews With Debut Booker Nominees

BBC News | Tim Masters | Posted 10.03.2011 | Home

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. ...