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 2002 Man Booker Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 2006 :: the Press office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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.
The Booker Prize Archive was given on loan in 2003 to Oxford Brookes University where it is in the process of being catalogued.
The Booker Prize Foundation has agreed to cover the costs of reproducing the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2006 shortlisted titles in to Braille, Giant Print and Audio formats for the National Library for the Blind.
www.themanbookerprize.com /pressoffice/release.php?r=27   (1833 words)

  
 The Man Booker Prize 2006 : HOME
The longlist for The Man Booker Prize 2006 was announced on Monday 14 August 2006.
The shortlist for The Man Booker Prize 2006 was announced on Thursday 14 September 2006.
The winner of The Man Booker Prize 2006 was announced on Tuesday 10 October 2006.
www.themanbookerprize.com   (169 words)

  
 RTE.ie Entertainment - 2006 Man Booker longlist announced
The longlist for the 2006 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was announced yesterday, with bookies already tipping British writer David Mitchell as the favourite to win with his rites-of-passage novel, 'Black Swan Green'.
The longlist of 19 books was chosen from 112 entries; 95 were submitted for the prize and 17 were called in by the panel of judges.
The Irish writer John Banville was the winner of the 2005 Man Booker Prize for his novel, 'The Sea'.
www.rte.ie /arts/2006/0815/manbooker.html   (283 words)

  
 Man Booker Prize - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Booker Prize, is one of the world's most prestigious literary prizes, awarded each year for the best original full-length novel written in the English language by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations or the Republic of Ireland.
A Russian version of the Booker Prize, the Russian Booker Prize, was created in 1992.
In 1993, the Booker of Bookers Prize was awarded to Salman Rushdie for Midnight's Children (the 1981 winner), as the best novel to win the award in the first 25 years of its existence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Man_Booker_Prize   (681 words)

  
 Bookselling This Week: DBC Pierre Wins 2003 Man Booker Prize for Fiction
On Tuesday, October 14, Australian-born author DBC Pierre was named the winner of the 2003 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his first novel, Vernon God Little, published in the U.K. by Faber and Faber and in the U.S. by Canongate.
The administrator of the Man Booker Prize, Martyn Goff, said the judges' decision was "unanimous, with four of the five judges very strong supporters and one not unhappy," as reported by the Financial Times.
The Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded to the best full-length novel written in English by a citizen of the British Commonwealth or Ireland.
news.bookweb.org /news/1897.html   (239 words)

  
 ManBookerInternational 2007 :: Home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 echos and reinforces the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction in that literary excellence will be its sole focus.
Please note that submissions for the prize are not invited - the judges will be compiling their own longlists.
www.manbookerinternational.com /intro   (242 words)

  
 The Man Booker Prize 2006
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is one of the most famous literary awards.
The 2005 prize was won by John Banville's The Sea.
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2006 judges are Hermione Lee (chair), Simon Armitage, Candia McWilliam, Anthony Quinn and Fiona Shaw.
www.biogs.com /booker/2006.html   (201 words)

  
 Countrybookshop.co.uk - Booker Prize for Fiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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)

  
 Man Group plc > The Man Booker Prize
Kiran Desai was tonight (Tuesday 10th October) named the winner of the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for The Inheritance of Loss, published by Hamish Hamilton.
This is the first time that Hamish Hamilton has published a Man Booker Prize winner although they had two shortlisted authors in 2005.
Chair of the judges, Hermione Lee, made the announcement at the awards dinner at the Guildhall, London, which was broadcast live on the BBC 10 O' Clock News.
www.mangroupplc.com /manbookerprize.cfm   (341 words)

  
 Picador celebrates the inclusion of two of its authors on the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2006 Longlist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The judging panel for the 2006 Man Booker Prize for Fiction today (Monday 14th August) announces the longlist of books for this year.
The judging panel for the 2006 Man Booker Prize for Fiction is: Hermione Lee (Chair); Simon Armitage, poet and novelist; Candia McWilliam, award winning novelist; critic Anthony Quinn and actor Fiona Shaw.
For a full history of the prize including previous winners, shortlisted authors and judges visit the website: www.themanbookerprize.com.
www.macmillan.com /14Aug2006BookerLongList.asp   (966 words)

  
 Six Authors Make Man Booker Prize Shortlist - Literary Fiction
The judging panel for the 2006 Man Booker Prize for Fiction announced the shortlist of authors and books for this year.
Every year the judges of the Man Booker Prize have a difficult task of looking for a unique writer with a distinct voice and original imagination that will take readers on a memorable journey.
This is her fourth novel and she was previously shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art45926.asp   (321 words)

  
 Kiran Desai Wins Man Booker - Literary Fiction
Last night at an awards dinner for the Man Booker Prize for fiction the youngest winner to ever win was announced.
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction has been a prestigious award for writers since 1969.
The prize is awarded to the best original novel by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art46611.asp   (423 words)

  
 SAPL: Focus Fiction - Notable Books
Man Booker Prize for Fiction - The most prestigious British literary award, established by Booker plc in 1968.
Nobel Prize for Literature - The ultimate literary prize, presented annually since 1901 to a distinguished writer in honor of his or her total literary output and not for any single work.
Three judges, all fiction writers themselves, are chosen annually by the Directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation to select five books (including a "First Among Equals") from among the 200-300 works submitted by publishers, agents, and authors.
www.sanantonio.gov /library/fiction/fic_Awards.asp   (1333 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.
www.metafilter.com /mefi/39819   (1474 words)

  
 AFRICAN STUDIES COLLECTION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This award, formerly known as the Booker McConnell Prize, was established in 1968 by Booker PLC, an international food company in cooperation with the Book Trust and Publishers' Association.
It is considered to be Britain's major literary prize for fiction and is given for recognition of a full-length novel.
Goff, M. Booker 30: A celebration of 30 years of the Booker Prize for fiction, 1969-1998.
www.indiana.edu /~libsalc/african/awards/booker.html   (140 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)

  
 Booker Prize 2000 Shortlist Announced
The shortlist for the Booker Prize 2000, which is now in its 32nd year, has been announced.
The Booker Prize for Fiction was set up by Booker plc in 1968 to reward merit, raise the stature of the author in the eyes of the public, and increase the sales of the books.
In May 2000, Booker plc merged with Iceland plc becoming the Iceland Group plc.
www.writenews.com /2000/100600_booker.htm   (267 words)

  
 The Man Booker Prize for Fiction quiz -- free game
"The Booker Prize is awarded annually for the best novel written in English by a Commonwealth or Irish citizen.
In 1993, to mark the 25th time the Prize had been awarded, a special award was made to the "Booker of Bookers", chosen as the best of all the previous winners.
One of the most enjoyable Booker traditions is the post-award disagreements among the judges.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=97993   (467 words)

  
 Bookreporter.com -- 2004 Man Booker Prize for Fiction
Alan Hollinghurst was named as the winner of the 2004 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his fourth novel, THE LINE OF BEAUTY, published by Picador.
One of the world's most distinctive literary awards since 1968, the Man Booker Prize represents the very best of contemporary fiction in English.
The Man Booker judges are selected from the country's finest critics, writers and academics to maintain the consistent excellence of the prize.
www.bookreporter.com /features/2004-booker.asp   (194 words)

  
 CBC.ca Arts - Atwood up for new Booker prize
A frequent nominee for the Man Booker Prize for fiction in recent years, Atwood last made the short list in 2003 for her dystopian novel Oryx and Crake.
Announced in June 2004, the international Booker is meant to "extend the scope of the Man Booker Prize for fiction" to a more global audience, organizers say on the award website.
The winner of the first international Booker will be announced in June, with the prize awarded at a dinner in London later that month.
www.cbc.ca /arts/story/2005/02/18/intlbookernoms050218.html   (1235 words)

  
 MAN BOOKER PRIZE FOR FICTION
Now correctly known as the Man Booker Prize, but referred to colloquially as the "Booker", this literary prize is sponsored by Man Group and administered by the National Book League in the United Kingdom.
In addition the judges can call for books to be submitted for the prize that have not been forthcoming from the publishers.
The prize itself (currently valued at 50,000 pounds Sterling) is awarded in late October.
home.comcast.net /~dwtaylor1/bookerprize.html   (178 words)

  
 Ransom Center Holds Works of Three Authors on Longlist for 2005 Man Booker Prize for Fiction
AUSTIN, Texas—The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin holds the archives of three of the 17 authors on the longlist for the 2005 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, an internationally recognized literary prize for British and Commonwealth fiction.
The Ransom Center's papers of writer Barnes span from his first published fiction "A Self-Possessed Woman" (1975) to the novel, "Love, etc." (2000) and include such novels as "Metroland" (1980), "Flaubert's Parrot" (1984) and "Talking It Over" (1991).
Information about the Man Booker Prize, established in 1969, can be found at www.themanbookerprize.com.
www.hrc.utexas.edu /news/press/2005/manbooker.html   (401 words)

  
 2003 Man Booker Prize
First-time novelist DBC Pierre won the Man Booker Prize for his fl comedy Vernon God Little.
One of the world’s most prestigious awards, and one of incomparable influence, it continues to be the pinnacle of ambition for every fiction writer.
The winner of the Man Booker Prize receives £50,000 and both the winner and the shortlisted authors are guaranteed a worldwide readership plus a dramatic increase in book sales.
mostlyfiction.com /news/booker2003.htm   (200 words)

  
 IndiaPost. Kiran Desai, youngest woman to win Booker Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
At 35, Desai is the youngest ever woman to win the Man Booker Prize, although she is the fifth author of Indian origin to win the coveted prize.
The India-born writer has a strong family tie with the prize as her mother Anita Desai has been short listed three times since 1980 but has never won.
Chair of the judges, Hermione Lee comments, “We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Man Booker Prize for 2006 is Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss, a magnificent novel of humane breadth and wisdom, comic tenderness and powerful political acuteness.
www.indiapost.com /members/story.php?story_id=5700   (596 words)

  
 Bennington College Alumna Wins the Booker Prize for Fiction
BENNINGTON, Vt., October, 13, 2006 - The 2006 Man Booker Prize for Fiction - one of the most distinguished prizes in literature went to Bennington College alumna Kiran Desai ‘93 for her novel The Inheritance of Loss published by Hamish Hamilton.
Desai, a graduate of literature from Bennington College, is the youngest recipient to claim such an honor.
The prize amounts to $93,000 and will include a surge in book sales and worldwide readership.
www.collegenews.org /x6169.xml   (331 words)

  
 Man Booker prize
The long list for the 2006 Man Booker prize has been announced.
The prize was started in 1968 and aims to reward the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.
The judges are selected from the country's finest critics, writers and academics to maintain the consistent excellence of the prize.
www.rbkc.gov.uk /libraries/enjoyingthewrittenword/booker.asp   (192 words)

  
 The Booker Prize
Beginning with Money, which was left off the shortlist in 1984, Amis's novels have consistently created Booker controversy.
Click here for comments by writer's on recent developments concerning the Booker Prize.
Booker Prize winners--this Powells Book site contains brief descriptions and book jacket photos of Booker winners.
www.martinamisweb.com /pre_2006/booker.htm   (228 words)

  
 Booker Prize Fund
Now 30 years old, the Booker Prize is without doubt the most prestigious literary award for writers in the English language.
Thanks to the generosity of Thomas J. Healey (C'64) and the Healey Family Foundation, the library will be well-equipped to collect the printed works and manuscripts both of Booker winners and of those short-listed for the award since its birth in 1969.
The library already has a significant collection of the works of Paul Scott, the 1977 winner for Staying On.
www.library.georgetown.edu /advancement/newsletter/52/booker52.htm   (82 words)

  
 Sepia Mutiny: Fiction Archives
The novel was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and was a big commercial and critical success.
Reactions by many South Asian readers I heard from were mixed, mainly because of Ali’s use of a kind of pidgin English in the letters from the main character’s sister in Bangladesh, Hasina.
Asimov’s statement that “true science fiction could not really exist until people understood the rationalism of science and began to use it with respect in their stories” is actually true for the first science fiction written in Bangla.
www.sepiamutiny.com /sepia/archives/cat_fiction.html   (9276 words)

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