The Man Booker Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world. The prize is awarded to what is, in the opinion of the judges, the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK and Ireland. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the Man Booker Prize, which has recognised many of the defining novels of the last half century and continues to celebrate the finest fiction.
The Man Booker Prize 2018 Longlist has been announced and for the first time it includes a graphic novel (Sabrina by N. Drnaso).
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The Shortlist titles will be announced on the 20th September and the winner will be chosen on the 16th of October 2018.
The Man Booker has announced its 2016 winner today. Selected from 6 shortlisted authors, Paul Beatty‘s The sellout has won this year’s The Man Booker Prize, the first American writer to win the Man Booker prize, for a caustic satire on US racial politics that judges said put him up there with Mark Twain and Jonathan Swift.
From the judging panel:
“The Sellout is one of those very rare books: which is able to take satire, which is a very difficult subject and not always done well, and plunges it into the heart of contemporary American society with a savage wit of the kind I haven’t seen since Swift or Twain.”Continue reading →
I know I often look for a good book to read from one list to another, and wonder what will be the next amazing one I’d love. Of course I wouldn’t dismiss any books listed by the Man Booker. In fact it has produced some very good books. Now the longlist for this year, 2014, has been announced. Richard Flanagan, the famours Aussie writer, is one of 13, longlisted for his The narrow road to the deep north.
If you’re not sure which one you’d like to read, why not try and borrow one or two from your local library, Parramatta Library?