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BREAKING NEWS: Big Surprises In 2015 Man Booker Prize Shortlist

This year’s race for the Man Booker Prize promises to be one of the most intriguing in recent memory, with six extraordinary novels being named in a shortlist that shunned big names and early favourites Marilynne Robinson, Andrew O’Hagan and former winner Anne Enright. Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life remains the early favourite to take out the major prize, with Anne TylerR... Read more

by | September 15, 2015

What books are on Man Booker Prize Winning Author Richard Flanagan’s bookshelf?

Earlier this week The New Yorker produced a short film about Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan, focusing on his ‘writing shack’ on Bruny Island. It’s a beautiful piece, full of vintage musings on life, happiness and the writer’s life. We also get a glimpse into the award-winning author’s writing room: a modest, empty desk with a laptop, a lamp and a couple o... Read more

by | February 6, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Longlist For The 2014 Man Booker Prize announced

Howard Jacobson, David Mitchell and Ali Smith are among the British heavyweight writers who will compete for the Man Booker prize in its first incarnation as a global literary award. Australia’s own Richard Flanagan has also made the cut with his stunning novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North. Thirteen novels were named on the longlist for the prize which for more than 40 years has rewa... Read more

by | July 23, 2014

Man Booker Prize 2013 – Who will win?

The 2013 Man Booker Prize will be announced Wednesday morning (our time) in London. Stay tuned to our twitter and blog for live updates ahead of the big announcement. Speaking of time, there’s not much of it left for you to take a gander at the contenders and make your own mind up as to who will be crowned the 2013 Man Booker Prize Winner. Take a closer look at the 2013 Shortlist, and be ... Read more

by | October 14, 2013

Hilary Mantel : “Well, I don’t know, you wait 20 years for a Booker Prize and two come along at once.”

From the Man Booker website: Hilary Mantel is tonight named the winner of the £50,000 ($81,000) Man Booker Prize for Fiction for her novel Bring up the Bodies, published by Fourth Estate. Hilary Mantel is the first woman and the first British author to win the prize twice. She is only the third double winner alongside J.M. Coetzee and Peter Carey. She is also the first person to win the prize f... Read more

by | October 17, 2012

Kate Grenville, author of Sarah Thornhill, The Secret River and more, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Orange Prize and Commonwealth Writers’ Prize winner Kate Grenville author of Sarah Thornhill,  The Lieutenant, The Secret River and more Ten Terrifying Questions ——————— 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in Sydney, went to school at th... Read more

by | July 7, 2011

Howard Jacobson and The Finkler Question Win the Man Booker Prize for 2010

London author and columnist named winner October 2010Howard Jacobson is tonight (Tuesday 12 October) named the winner of the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for The Finkler Question, published by Bloomsbury. London author and columnist Howard Jacobson has been longlisted twice for the prize, in 2006 for Kalooki Nights and in 2002 for Who’s Sorry Now, but has never before been shortli... Read more

by | October 13, 2010

DBC Pierre, Man Booker Prize winning author of Lights Out in Wonderland, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Ten Terrifying Questions have turned 50! To celebrate this unexpected achievement (coach said I’d never ‘mount to nuffin) we’re delighted to present our 50th author… the Man Booker Prize winning DBC Pierre! ——————– So here it goes… for the 50th time! The Booktopia Book Guru Asks DBC Pierre, author of Lights Out in Wonde... Read more

by | September 17, 2010