The second American to win the UK’s coveted Man Booker Prize for Fiction, George Saunders takes the £50,000 purse for his novel ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’.
As the winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction is announced, prize juror Colin Thubron offers an inside look at the selection process.
Called ‘a group of novels grown from tradition but also radical and contemporary,’ the 2017 Man Booker Prize shortlist of six books is announced in London.
‘Lazy publishing,’ says Canongate’s Jamie Byng, ‘is just a disservice to what books can be.’ The publisher talks Man Booker, reading, and ‘Letters Live.’
Last year’s winner, Paul Beatty’s ‘The Sellout,’ has sold rights into 26 foreign languages, 19 since he won the Man Booker Prize, say organizers.
Five jurors based in the UK and North America will select the £50,000 Man Booker International Prize in the spring of 2018.
Concerning to some UK observers of the Man Booker Prize: a US author has won the prestigious literary award: Paul Beatty’s ‘The Sellout’ is widely hailed.
The Man Booker Prize shortlist of six titles is out today (September 13). In October, Frankfurt Book Fair will have three events in recognition of the prize’s international influence.
Six days before the announcement of the winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize, Frankfurt Book Fair will have three events in recognition of its international influence.
When readers are wooed by ‘global entertainment,’ an independent press like Saraband, home to a Man Booker longlisted novel, can use ‘a little bit more traction.’