Booker Prize

Booker Prize

Stuart Kelly: Early favourites have all been written off

The Booker, despite its august reputation, is not a predictable prize. This year, the judges chose not to put on the longlist a swathe of writers whom pundits had predicted would be shoe-ins.

Australian Peter Carey in line for Booker hat trick as shortlist is revealed

Australian author Peter Carey moved a step closer to achieving a literary hat trick with the announcement of his place on the shortlist for the Booker Prize, which he has already won twice.

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Carey eyes a hat-trick but Levy is Man Booker favourite

PETER Carey could become the first author to scoop the Man Booker Prize for Fiction three times - but Andrea Levy is the bookies' favourite to triumph this year.

Spark's 40-year-old novel in running for Booker Prize

THE late Dame Muriel Spark is shortlisted for a one-off "lost" Man Booker Prize to honour a great novel four decades on.

Bringing back the Booker year that got away

THEY were the Bookers that slipped off the shelf. A host of celebrated novelists are in the running for a special Lost Man Booker Prize for works which were published in 1970 and judged ineligible due to a change in the rules.

Stuart Kelly: The Browser: Stinkers and the Booker

It's not exactly a foregone conclusion, but it will be a real turn up for the books (and shock for the bookies) if Hilary Mantel, below, doesn't win this year's Man Booker, seeing off JM Coetzee, AS Byatt, Simon Mawer, Sarah Waters and Adam Foulds. Chair of the judges James Naughtie injected some much-needed drama into the announcement of the shortlist by saying: "Just because you're a former winner of the prize doesn't mean you can't write a bad book – and

Booker shortlist travels back in time

A HISTORICAL novel about Henry VIII's adviser, Thomas Cromwell, leads the shortlist for this year's Man Booker Prize, which was revealed yesterday.

Booker Prize: Historical novel favourite to win book award

A HISTORICAL novel about Henry VIII's adviser, Thomas Cromwell, leads the shortlist for this year's Man Booker Prize, which was announced today.

Punters back Mantel for Booker Prize

BRITON Hilary Mantel has been declared the favourite to win the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, after 95 per cent of all bets were on her novel, bookmakers said.

Bookies are baffled by Booker Prize betting

HILARY Mantel is the favourite to win the Man Booker Prize for Fiction after 95 per cent of all bets were on her novel alone, bookmakers revealed yesterday.

White Tiger novelist roars to victory in Man Booker

FIRST-TIME novelist Aravind Adiga last night won the £50,000 Man Booker prize for his book The White Tiger, which scathingly attacks the inequalities of life in his native India.

Heavyweight writers left off prize shortlist

THE shortlist for this year's Man Booker Prize was announced yesterday, favouring young debut authors as opposed to established literary heavyweights.

Byng in war of words with Booker judges after his top choice fails to make longlist

THE book jackets are off for the literary spat of the year.

Rushdie named best Booker winner of all

THE novel Midnight's Children, first published 27 years ago by the provocative Indian-born writer Sir Salman Rushdie, sealed its place as an all-time British favourite yesterday.

Rank outsider triumphs to win £50,000 Booker prize

WITH a novel the bookies had judged a 12-1 rank outsider, Dublin writer Anne Enright last night became the first Irishwoman to win the Man Booker Prize.

McEwan on course for double Booker win

ON THE day that the film version of his last novel, Atonement, goes on general release, Ian McEwan was installed as the clear favourite to win Britain's premier literary award for the second time.

UK trio shortlisted for top book prize

THREE British authors have been shortlisted for this year's Man Booker International Prize.

Booker judges panel announced

THE judges of this year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction was announced today.

Capital books author event

A MAN Booker nominated novelist will be reading from his book at a free event aimed at building interest in the written word.

Scots publisher has two eyes on the prize

EDINBURGH firm Canongate was last night celebrating becoming the first Scottish publisher ever to have two novels shortlisted for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize.

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