The Man Booker Prize for Fiction’s 50th anniversary ‘Golden Man Booker’ best-of-the-best novel has been named as The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje.
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.
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.
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.
Hosted on the Man Booker Prize site, the new feature commemorates moments in the award program’s first half-century and captures archival material and timelines.
‘Underlying operating revenue and profit numbers for Penguin Random House in US dollars have been stable year-over-year,’ Markus Dohle tells PRH staff, following the half-year report from Bertelsmann.
‘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.
Fifty years of Man Booker Prize for Fiction winners have been sorted down to a shortlist, and you can help crown the ‘Golden’ book. And some of this year’s Audie Award winners are now playing on ‘Beyond the Book.’
Workshops and masterclasses are part of the plan for events in July’s three-day ‘Man Booker 50’ celebration of a half-century of Man Booker Prize for Fiction awards. Tickets now are on sale.
The 2018 Man Booker International shortlist spans four European languages: French, Spanish, Hungarian, Polish, and includes Han Kang and Deborah Smith, who won in 2016.