From July 31 to August 5, IKEA Wembley shoppers in London will be taking hourlong breaks to read books on the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction longlist. And they’ll get to take their book home free of charge, too, courtesy of IKEA.
The Duchess of Cornwall has welcomed winners of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction along with jurors and others to a Buckingham Palace reception as the ‘Golden Man Booker’ weekend programming begins at Southbank Centre.
The 50th anniversary ‘Golden Man Booker Prize’ will go to one of the five titles shortlisted from five decades of previous winners. The public now is voting to determine which of these books will be most ‘golden’ of all.
Resurfacing many lesser-known Man Booker Prize for Fiction winners of the past, the Booker Foundation opens a crowdsourced competition to select the best of the best of 50 years.
Some publishing players in the UK are protesting the Man Booker Prize for Fiction’s eligibility rules, saying that the Booker should reimpose a ‘ban on American writers.’
The Man Booker Prize is now open to Irish books. The Booker Prize Foundation says the aim is to recognize Irish independent publishers as readily as those in the UK.
Ahead of special events for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction’s half-century anniversary, the foundation releases a desk diary with covers of winning titles.
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’.
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.
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.