To ‘survey this year’s harvest,’ as jury chair Neil MacGregor puts it, the Booker Foundation announces its 2022 jurors.
Calling himself ‘a writer fascinated by the edge of the map,’ South Africa’s Damon Galgut finally wins the Booker on his third shortlisting.
The six novels chosen for the 2021 Booker Prize for Fiction represent an even split this year between women and men.
The newly announced 2021 Booker Prize for Fiction longlist of 13 titles honors proven talent as well as a couple of debuts.
Produced in partnership with the BBC, the Booker Prize for Fiction winner-announcement ceremony will be streamed on November 19 and feature several star speakers.
The six-title Booker Prize for Fiction shortlist carries forward four of the eight debuts that were included in its late-July longlist.
The Booker Prize longlist of 13 authors includes work from four independent houses–Canongate, Daunt Books Publishing, Faber & Faber, and Oneworld.
Kennedy is moving at the end of February to a new directorship at the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute.
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.
Termed a ‘shock announcement’ by the Booker Foundation, a 1993 rule against splitting the Booker is defied by this year’s jury, led by Peter Florence.
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