Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders was named Audiobook of the year at the annual Audie Awards, presented by the Audio Publishers Association in the US.
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’.
Director Graham Sack and producer Jennifer 8. Lee collaborated with The New York Times on a short virtual reality film based on ‘Lincoln in the Bardo.’
A California-based charitable fund, Crankstart–the foundation created by a British venture capitalist and an American journalist–has been named the Booker Prize’s new sponsor.
The Man Group is ending its sponsorship of the UK’s most prestigious literary prize, the Man Booker Prize, and complaints and criticism are now following.
With Mohsin Hamid’s ‘Exit West’ the title getting the most nominations this year, the Dublin Literary Award this year features 141 books.
Amazon releases a series of seven short fiction works on climate change called ‘Warmer’ to tap into the growing body of cli-fi books on the market.
The 17th woman to win the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, Anna Burns has won for ‘Milkman,’ set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. Her publisher, Faber & Faber, becomes the second biggest winner of Man Booker titles.
‘Ranging across space and time,’ according to jury chair Kwame Anthony Appiah, the 2018 Man Booker Prize shortlist includes three authors from the UK, one from Canada, two from the United States.
‘Slavery, ecology, missing persons, inner-city violence, young love, prisons, trauma, and race’ all are said to figure into the Man Booker Prize for Fiction longlist, as the award starts its second 50 years of competition.