Man Booker Prize

No more National Book Awards means glut of UK prizes?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

News that the UK’s National Book Awards will not run in 2015 does not seem to have led to the usual Cassandra cries about the death of literary culture in the UK. In fact, the British book industry from The Bookseller on down seems to have been very sanguine about the development. Please note [...]

Man Booker rules reinforce genre apartheid

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

The UK’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction has just updated its rules for eligibility for the Man Booker Prize 2015. And although many book trade professionals seem to be most exercised by changes to the timing and stocking level requirements of the rules, which they say favor publishers at the [...]

Eleanor Catton uses NZ Post Book Award to fund Kiwi writers reading

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

New Zealand author Eleanor Catton, youngest ever winner of the UK’s Man Booker Prize with her novel The Luminaries, has also won two of the top prizes in the New Zealand Post Book Awards. And in her acceptance speech, Catton announced that she would be using the prize money and her other [...]

Tim O'Brien gets top-dollar Pritzker Award for writing on war

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

U.S. author Tim O’Brien has become the first fiction writer to win the six-year-old Pritzker Military Library Literature Award, netting a $100,000 honorarium for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. According to Wikipedia, the Pritzker currently ranks 28th in the list of the [...]

Book Bloggers: Are they killing lit criticism, or saving it?

By Dan Eldridge
September 29, 2012 // 2 Comments

Earlier this week, the Chair of this year’s Man Booker prize judges, Peter Stothard, made headlines when he suggested that the overabundance of book bloggers today “is drowning out serious criticism, to the detriment of literature,” according to an article in the Guardian. From [...]

Morning Roundup — Links to Start Your Day

By Joanna Cabot
September 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Kindle Fire HD Roundup of Reviews {via The Digital Reader} Newspapers See Disappointing Print & Digital Ad Revenue {via Good E-Reader} Man Booker Shortlist Turns its Back on ‘Readability’ {via The Telegraph} Bye Bye 9.99 {via An American Editor} Kindle Daily Deal: Collision of [...]

Man Booker Prize launches iPhone app

By Paul Biba
August 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

From The Literary Platform: The Man Booker Prize has just unveiled its new iPhone app – a first for UK literary prizes. The app, created by award winning digital agency Vexed Digital, will be free to download and will offer access to the Man Booker Prize archive – offering a full chronological [...]

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