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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...

Literary Late Bloomers

David Galenson | Posted 11.01.2011 | Books
David Galenson

The distinguished literary critic Robert McCrum wrote in The Observer last year that "Writers who flourish at the peak of their powers for longer than a decade, or even two, are rare birds."

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 ...

Penelope Lively: 'eBooks For Bloodless Nerds'

Telegraph | Anita Singh | Posted 09.11.2011 | Books

According to Penelope Lively, 78, the Booker Prize-winning author, e-books are for "bloodless nerds". She said that Kindles and other devices to which...

Do You Still Read Fiction?

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.31.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

Philip Roth has written two dozen novels, yet fiction has lost its appeal for him personally. When asked why, he said he didn't know, and only offered a smart-aleck response: "I wised up."

Philip Roth Didn't Deserve Booker Prize

Anis Shivani | Posted 07.19.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

"There is powerful literature in all big cultures, but you can't get away from the fact that Europe still is the center of the literary world...not th...

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...

Unearthly Voices: Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 06.08.2011 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

One of the persistent motifs of Beyond Black is the triviality that pervades the spirit world: the idea that the dead are just as preoccupied with the temporal as they were in life.

Indian Author Arundhati Roy In Trouble Over Kashmir Remarks

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW DELHI — Indian police were investigating Tuesday whether a Booker Prize-winning author and a hard-line Kashmiri separatist leader can be tri...

Man Booker 2011 Judges Announced | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Author Susan Hill and the Daily Telegraph's Gaby Wood are among the judges for next year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Writer and columnist Matth...

The Children's Book: The Heavenly Hell of Childhood

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

In the life of a reader--and by a reader I mean someone who has always read for pleasure--it is doubtful that any books have as much impact, in the en...

Man Booker Winner Wasn't Submitted by Publisher

New York Observer | New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Author and professor Francis Wilson writes in The Telegraph today about her experience judging the Man Booker prize this year and mentions off...

Howard Jacobson Wins Man Booker Prize

Vulture. | vulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Besting Tom McCarthy and four others. ...

Tom McCarthy Apparently a Lock for Man Booker

New York Observer | New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Tom McCarthy's novel C will win the Man Booker prize, British bookmakers have decided ahead of the prize's announcement next Tuesday. Ladbrook...

Booker Prize Winning Follow-Up Release Date Confirmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Atlantic Books has revealed that Aravind Adiga's follow-up to the Man Booker prize winning The White Tiger will be published in June next year. Ravi M...

God on the Rocks by Jane Gardam: Looking for Order in a Child's Universe

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

God on the Rocks by Jane Gardam was nominated for the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1978 and has just been issued here in the United States by Europa Ed...

Why Do Writers Like Ping Pong?

GalleyCat | Jason Boog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In November, It Books will publish "Everything You Know Is Pong: How Mighty Table Tennis Shapes our World" by Roger Bennett and Eli Horowitz. The ping...

Booker Winner 'Finkler Question' Reviewed By Ron Charles | Ron Charles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Although there is a plot, "The Finkler Question" is really a series of tragicomic meditations on one of humanity's most tenacious expressions of malic...

Howard Jacobson, Margaret Atwood, Peter Carey, Alan Hollinghurst And More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Yesterday, the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction went to Howard Jacobson for "The Finkler Question." Although Jacobson took home the prize yesterday, ...

Booker Prize Betting Suspended

The Guardian | Benedicte Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The bookmaker's spokesperson David Williams said £15,000-worth of bets were placed on "C" on Wednesday morning, completely outstripping all earlier b...

An Interview With Author Peter Carey

Ben Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ben Evans

The great thing about using the past is that it gives you the most colossal freedom to invent.

Bookies on Booker

New York Observer | New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Man Booker Prize longlist was announced last week, and now literary gamblers can begin placing bets: Bookies have posted odds on the thirt...

Literary Prize

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jacobson should not win because he has played up to the vague notions of the reviewers and judges and flattered them into thinking that, in The Finkle...

Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced

New York Observer | New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Man Booker Prize judges announced their 13-book longlist today. It includes books by two-time winner Peter Carey, as well as previously sh...

Literary Prize: Honored Books Certainly Sell, But How Well?

The | Philip Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

However, rejected longlistee Christos Tsiolkas' The Slap (Tuskar Rock) continues to outsell all the shortlistees, as it has done since the longlist wa...