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  Booker Prize - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded each year for the best novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.
In the first 35 years of the Booker there were five years that fewer than six books were on the shortlist and two years (1980 and 1981) when there were seven on the shortlist.
Alter ego: although longlisted for the Booker Prize, J M Coetzee's latest book is not so much a novel as a rather unsatisfactory series of lectures.(Elizabeth...
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /booker_prize.htm   (648 words)

 2002 Man Booker Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The judges for the Man Booker Prize 2002 are: Professor Lisa Jardine (Chair), writer, critic and broadcaster; David Baddiel, writer and comedian; Russell Celyn Jones, novelist and short story writer; Salley Vickers, novelist and analytical psychologist; and Erica Wagner, Literary Editor of The Times.
The Booker Prize longlist used to be confidential, and was released for the first time in 2001.
In April 2002, it was announced that the Booker Prize Foundation had chosen the Man Group plc as the new sponsor of the Booker Prize.
mostlyfiction.com /news/bookershortlist2002.htm   (519 words)

 The Man Booker Prize 2005 :: the Press office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The Booker Prize for Fiction was originally set up by Booker plc in 1969 to reward merit, raise the stature of the author in the eyes of the public and encourage an interest in contemporary quality fiction.
In April 2002, it was announced that Man Group had been chosen by the Booker Prize Foundation as the new sponsor of the Booker Prize.
The Booker Prize Archive was given on loan in 2003 to Oxford Brookes University where it is in the process of being catalogued.
www.themanbookerprize.com /pressoffice/release.php?r=11   (1084 words)

 Booker Prize - Wikipedia
Der Booker Prize ist der wichtigste britische Literaturpreis.
Der Preis wurde ursprünglich von der britischen Firma Booker plc verliehen.
Seit 2002 zeichnet die Stiftung Booker Prize Foundation verantwortlich für die Vergabe.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Booker_Prize   (318 words)

 AllRefer.com - Booker Prize (English Literature, 20th Century To The Present) - Encyclopedia
Booker Prize, English Literature, 20th Century To The Present
Booker Prize, an annual prize of £50,000 (as of 2002; it was previously £20,000) for a work of fiction by a British, Irish, or Commonwealth writer.
In 2002 the Man Group, a British hedge fund, became a sponsor of the award, which was officially renamed the Man Booker Prize.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/B/BookerPr.html   (236 words)

 :: TurboBookSnob.com ::
Anne Giardini is the daughter of Carol Shields, the esteemed Canadian author who won the Pulitzer Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for The Stone Diaries.
The Booker Prize, or the Man Booker Prize as it has been known since 2002, was created in 1969, and has grown over the years to become the most prestigious prize awarded for literature in the English language.
Booker Prize winners have achieved remarkable critical acclaim, sold a record-breaking number of copies (Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally has sold over 2 million copies since it won the prize in 1982), and have been transformed into many well-regarded films.
www.turbobooksnob.com   (807 words)

 Booker Prize for Fiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Carey was a previous Booker Prize winner in 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda
Coetzee was first honored with the Booker Prize in 1983 for Life and Times of Michael K
Naipaul was the chosen as the Nobel Prize for Literature Laureate 2001
www.literature-awards.com /booker_prize.html   (285 words)

 Albanian novelist wins Man Booker prize - Boston.com - Europe - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Kadare said he hoped the prize, given for his body of work, would give the world a different perspective on the tiny Balkan country and its neighbors.
The Man Booker International Prize, the creation of which was announced last year, is open to authors of all nationalities whose work has been either written or translated widely into English.
The existing annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded for a single work, and is open only to writers from Britain, Ireland and the Commonwealth of former British colonies.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2005/06/03/albanian_novelist_wins_man_booker_prize   (531 words)

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The Man Booker International Prize is unique in the world of literature in that it can be won by an author of any nationality, providing that his or her work is available in the English language.
The trustees of the Booker Prize Foundation are former Chairman of Booker plc, Jonathan Taylor CBE (Chairman); playwright Ronald Harwood CBE; Baroness Kennedy QC; writer, Rabbi Dame Julia Neuberger; MEP Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne; and former Finance Director of Rentokil plc, Christopher Pearce.
Booker is the UK's leading cash and carry operator with 173 branches serving 450,000 retailers and caterers across the country.
www.manbookerinternational.com /media/20050218.php   (4104 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Books | Special Reports | Booker Prize 2004
The Man Booker is one of the world's most famous literary prizes.
Mixed results from a survey into how well previous Booker winners have sold demolishes the idea that the prize is either a perpetual crock of gold or a guarantee of literary immortality.
Oct 17: It is three years since the Booker Prize was taken over by the Man group, a funky Canadian hedge fund.
books.guardian.co.uk /bookerprize2004/0,14182,1127217,00.html   (755 words)

 de Freitas Books - Man-Booker Prize List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The Man Booker Prize, Great Britain's most coveted literary award, is given annually to "the best novel of the year written by a British or Commonwealth author...
We offer Booker Prize titles whenever we can, and will add new books when they are in stock.
Select an image to see a larger format scan of the volume (and to browse through all the Booker Images); select a title for information on the volume (condition, cost, etc.); Booker winning authors, and their non-Booker titles are linked through the "Yes" in the final column.
www.defreitasbooks.com /booker.html   (235 words)

 Prize Fight - What does the Booker Prize long-list say about British fiction? By Elena Lappin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
* When the new sponsors of the Booker, clearly aware of the commercial potential of the vast American market, announced in March 2002 that it would be opened to U.S. writers by 2004, the British literary establishment responded with fear and dismay.
* The Booker Prize would then cease to be a tacit celebration of the former British Empire and would come alive with the most powerful and exciting contemporary voices.
Correction, Aug. 28, 2003: This article originally stated that citizens of the Republic of Ireland are not eligible for the Booker Prize.
slate.msn.com /id/2087645   (832 words)

 The Man Booker Prize 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The winner of this year’s Man Booker Prize is DBC Pierre for his novel Vernon God Little.
The Booker Prize, inspired by the French Prix Goncourt, was set up in 1968 as the result of an approach from Tom Maschler, the celebrated publisher at Jonathan Cape, to what was then Booker Brothers.
One of the main reasons for the Man Booker Prize's pre-eminence in the world is the known integrity of its judging process.
www.britainusa.com /sections/articles_show.asp?SarticleType=1&Article_ID=4257&i=99   (788 words)

 New Statesman: Americans welcome - The Booker Prize - Brief Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
I was a Booker Prize judge in 1997, the year in which two of the finest novels of the entire postwar period were published: Underworld by Don DeLillo and American Pastoral by Philip Roth.
From the beginning, a quirk of the prize was that it did not fully embrace the English-speaking world: although writers from the old Commonwealth were included, the Americans were not.
To win the Booker is a life-changing experience for most authors: they are guaranteed an immediate international readership, Hollywood interest in their work, a handsome advance for their next book, and media and marketing support.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FQP/is_4589_131/ai_87016007   (588 words)

 Booker Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Called the Booker, this is by common consent the most prestigious award available to British novelists.
Large sums of money are wagered on the Booker Prize, odds for which are established by bookmakers immediately after the shortlist is announced.
Any novel written by a citizen of the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, or the British Commonwealth is eligible to win the Booker for a novel which must have been published in the English language and initially in the United Kingdom.
www.unca.edu /~moseley/booker.html   (250 words)

 USATODAY.com - Booker Prize organizers decide against including Americans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
"We took the decision that the Man Booker Prize should remain as it is because its hallmark is that it honors Commonwealth writers," Martyn Goff, administrator of the prize, said Monday.
Goff said the prize organizers were considering setting up a separate lifetime achievement award along with the annual Booker for best novel, and that that would be open to writers of any nationality, as long as their work was published in English.
The Booker Prize, backed by the Booker foods group, was established in 1969 to reward good writing, to raise the stature of the author in the eyes of the public and to encourage an interest in contemporary quality fiction.
www.usatoday.com /life/books/news/2002-11-18-booker_x.htm   (393 words)

 Booker Prize on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The great game; throughout its 35-year history, the Booker Prize has never failed to generate controversy, gossip and scandal--and that is precisely its purpose.
Le lauréat du Booker Prize D.B.C. Pierre, mardi à Londres Le romancier australien D.B.C. Pierre, 42 ans, a remporté mardi.
Le romancier australien D.B.C. Pierre, lauréat du Booker Prize, mardi à Londres Le romancier australien D.B.C. Pierre, 42.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/BookerP1r.asp   (631 words)

 Countrybookshop.co.uk - Booker Prize for Fiction
The Booker Prize for Fiction was set up by Booker plc in 1968 and the prize aims to reward the best novel of the year.
The winner's prize money is £20,000 and each shortlisted author now receives £1,000.
In 1993, to mark the twenty-fifth anniversary, three former chairmen of judges were asked to choose the book which they believed to be the best of the previous winners.
www.countrybookshop.co.uk /books/awards/booker.phtml   (85 words)

 American-British literary war - Man Book International Prize - New York Magazine Book Review
Prizes now do the old business of literary selection and evaluation, the croupier’s rake that sorts the winners from the losers.
We are choking on prizes: At the back of their books, the biographies of famous authors have become nothing more than congested lists of prizes—essentially, an accountant’s happy column of monies received.
But the sponsors are anxious in their way, too—clearly anxious that the “old,” non-American Booker Prize lacks crucial American heft, that a British and Commonwealth prize doesn’t cut a large-enough figure on the world stage.
newyorkmetro.com /nymetro/arts/books/reviews/9296   (908 words)

 CNN.com - Books - Booker prize brings glory -- but what about sales? - November 9, 2000
Atwood's British publisher, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, said in a statement: "The Booker prize is widely regarded as the most influential literary prize in the UK and the one which has the greatest impact on sales."
A Bloomsbury spokesman said the problem was that Atwood -- who had made it onto the shortlist three times before -- was already so popular that her book was unlikely to benefit from the prize as had works by less well-known authors.
Japanese-born writer Kazuo Ishiguro, who won the Booker in 1989 with the internationally acclaimed "The Remains of The Day," saw this year's nomination boost his sales by 1,000.
archives.cnn.com /2000/books/news/11/09/arts.booker.reut   (626 words)

 ManBookerInternational 2005 :: Home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The prize will be awarded once every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English, or generally available in translation in the English language.
The Man Booker International Prize will echo and reinforce the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction in that literary excellence will be its sole focus.
As Edinburgh plays host to the inaugural Man Booker International Prize awards ceremony, the three judges will be discussing the process they have gone through to select the winner of the 2005 prize.
www.manbookerinternational.com /intro   (403 words)

 Powell's Books - Award Winners - The Man Booker Prize
The Man Booker Prize is awarded for the best novel written in English by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.
In 1993 Salman Rushdie was awarded Best of Twenty Five Years of the Booker Prize for his novel Midnight's Children.
Winner of the 1994 Booker Prize, this witty, controversial, and brilliant bestselling novel has been compared to the works of Joyce, Beckett, and many other masters.
www.powells.com /prizes/booker.html   (600 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | Booker shortlist springs surprises
Booker veteran Margaret Atwood and acclaimed newcomer Monica Ali are among the six writers shortlisted for this year's £50,000 Booker Prize.
Yann Martel won the prize in 2002 for Life of Pi And literary editor of the Waterstone's book chain, Martin Higgs, said all the books would benefit from "a small uplift in sales" thanks to the shortlist.
The Booker Prize is open to authors from the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/arts/3112362.stm   (676 words)

 J.M. Coetzee honored with Booker Prize, top British fiction award
Coetzee was awarded the Booker Prize previously in 1983 for Life and Times of Michael K, making him the first author to win the prestigious award twice in its 31-year history.
Americans’ awareness of the award’s prestige has helped to convince Coetzee that the Booker Prize, which only English-language authors outside of the United States are eligible to receive, ought to be a competition open to American authors as well.
Pippin said Coetzee’s second Booker Prize reaffirms for the world what his students and the members of the Committee on Social Thought have been fortunate enough to experience first hand.
chronicle.uchicago.edu /991104/coetzee.shtml   (680 words)

 BBC News | ENTERTAINMENT | Atwood wins Booker Prize
Novelist Margaret Atwood has won the Booker Prize 2000 with her novel The Blind Assassin.
A best-selling and critically acclaimed author, she had been shortlisted for the prize on three previous occasions - for her novels Cat's Eye, The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace.
The prize is awarded to the best full-length novel of the year and is open to authors from Britain, the Commonwealth and the Republic of Ireland.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/entertainment/newsid_1011000/1011980.stm   (481 words)

 International Booker Prize | MetaFilter
The Booker Prize has run since 1969 and is open to writers who are citizens of the Commonwealth and the Republic of Ireland.
I think the Man Booker Prize is an important tool in helping to foster and shape the current state of contemporary fiction.
I think the International Man Booker Prize is an irrelevant piece of corporate sponsorship with a whit of in inspiring pub debate.
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