Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher novels, is among the jurors for the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction, which will issue its longlist in July.
Led by Hay Festival founder Peter Florence, the 2019 Man Booker Prize jury features a pianist and composer, a filmmaker, a broadcaster and a publisher.
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.
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’.
The 2013 longlist of fiction for the Man Booker Prize will surprise and intrigue in equal measure. The shortlist will be announced in September and the winner on October 15.
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.