With three leading figures in UK publishing passing away in the past few weeks there has been a palpable sense of an old order changing.
Publishing novels like ‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ by Richard Flanagan, which won the Man Booker Prize, helps keep memories alive.
New Zealand author Eleanor Catton, at the age of just 28, has become the younger ever winner of the Man Booker Prize for her novel, The Luminaries.
This week’s buzz round-up looks at the controversial possible changes in the Man Booker Prize rules, New Zealand’s publishing decline, Frankfurt tips and more.
Favorites among year’s six Booker Prize finalists — which ‘shows the English language novel to be a form of world literature’ — are Jim Crace and Eleanor Catton.
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.
Hilary Mantel has been named the winner of the 2012 Man Booker Price for her novel, Bring Up The Bodies, making her the first British author to win the prestigious award twice.
The Man Booker Shortlist for 2012, includes two debuts, three small independent publishers, two former shortlisted authors, three women, three men, and one previous winner.
Review by Gwendolyn Dawson In South African writer Damon Galgut’s latest novel, which is shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Man Booker Prize, the narrator (also named Damon) describes three different journeys he took as a younger man, one where he filled the role of the follower, one the lover, and one the guardian. Although each trip is distinct, involving different …