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  Man Booker launches international prize | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited
Worth £60,000, the Man Booker International prize will be awarded every two years and run alongside, rather than replace, the annual competition which is restricted to newly published work from the Commonwealth and Ireland.
The new prize was not intended to be a "lifetime's achievement award", insisted John Carey, the literary critic and Merton professor of English at Oxford University, who will be the chairman of the first panel of judges.
Unlike the Man Booker prize, where publishers submit candidates, entries for the international trophy will be chosen by three judges who will whittle their shortlist down to 15 contenders.
www.guardian.co.uk /uk_news/story/0,3604,1230155,00.html   (559 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 by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in the English language.
The prize was originally known as the Booker-McConnell Prize after the company Booker-McConnell began sponsoring the event in 1968, and became commonly known as the "Booker Prize" or simply "the Booker".
When administration of the prize was transferred to the Booker Prize Foundation in 2002, the title sponsor became the investment company Man Group, which opted to retain "Booker" as part of the official title of the prize.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Man_Booker_Prize   (676 words)

  
 Welcome to Man Group plc
Worth £60,000 to the winner, the prize will be awarded once every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language.
The prize is sponsored by the Man Group, which also sponsors the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
The panel for the new prize will consist of three people, a chair and two judges, who will be chosen by the advisory committee of the Man Booker Prize.
www.mangroupplc.com /investor/investors_press_story.cfm?ID=86   (462 words)

  
 Library Associates Newsletter Spring 2005
The judges for the 2005 Man booker International Prize are John Carey, Alberto Manguel, and Azar Nafisi.
The prize is to be awarded to an author for a body of work, not an individual novel, and the judges spoke in their news conference and in the panel discussion of the value of a short list as opposed to the simple announcement of one winner.
The winner of the Man Booker International Prize will be announced at a news conference in London in early June, and the author will be invited to Edinburgh on June 27th to accept the award at the Royal Museum.
www.library.georgetown.edu /advancement/newsletter/75/bookprize75.htm   (477 words)

  
 CTV.ca - Albanian writer wins Man Booker International Prize- CTV News, Shows and Sports -- Canadian Television
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.
Among the 18 finalists for the international prize announced in February were Nobel laureates Saul Bellow, Gunter Grass, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Kenzaburo Oe.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/print/CTVNews/20050603/man_prize050603/20050603/?hub=Entertainment&subhub=PrintStory   (419 words)

  
 The Man Booker Prize 2006 :: the Press office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
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 plc 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   (1198 words)

  
 eventscotland.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Sponsored by the Man Group, the Man Booker International Prize is worth £60,000 and an author may only win the award once.  The winner will be announced at a news conference in London in early June, and will then be invited to Edinburgh to accept his or her award on the 27th.
The judging panel for the 2005 Man Booker International Prize is:  literary critic, broadcaster and writer, Professor John Carey (Chair); Argentian-born writer, novelist and editor, Alberto Manguel; and Iranian-born writer and academic, Azar Nafisi. ; The Administrator of the prize is Ion Trewin.  Full biographies of the judges are attached.
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 Baroness Julia Neuberger; MEP Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne; and former Finance Director of Rentokil plc, Christopher Pearce.
www.eventscotland.org /news_archive_display.htm?newsid=5207   (674 words)

  
 Man Booker International; Man Group plc :: Man Booker International Prize Announces Finalists
The judging panel for the 2005 Man Booker International Prize is: Professor John Carey (Chair); writer, novelist and editor, Alberto Manguel; and writer and academic, Azar Nafisi.
The Man Booker International Prize was announced in June 2004 and will recognize one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.
The Man Booker International Prize differs from the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction in that it highlights one writer's continued creativity, development and overall contribution to fiction on the world stage.
sev.prnewswire.com /books/20050218/CGF03618022005-1.html   (720 words)

  
 Ismail Kadare wins first-ever Man Booker International Prize -- Middle East Times
The Man Booker International Prize, awarded for the first time this year, seeks to recognize a living author from anywhere in the world "who has contributed significantly to world literature".
It is a spin-off from the Man Booker Prize that is awarded every October for the best work of fiction by a British, Irish or Commonwealth author, won this year by Alan Hollinghurst for The Line of Beauty.
Kadare is to receive his prize of 60,000 pounds Sterling (€88,800, $109,000) plus a trophy at a ceremony in Scotland's capital Edinburgh on June 27, with an extra 15,000 pounds for a translator of his choice.
www.metimes.com /print.php?StoryID=20050603-052735-9474r   (502 words)

  
 Scottish Arts Council - Archive - Man Booker International Prize 2005
The new £60,000 international literature award was launched by the organisers of the Booker Prize for Fiction and will be awarded every two years.
The existing Booker Prize is open to citizens of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.  The new global prize can be won by a living author of any nationality who has published fiction either originally in English or widely available in translation in the English language.
Kadare received the prize of £60,000 and a trophy at the official award ceremony at the Royal Museum on 27 June 2005, where a keynote lecture was given by the chair of judges, Professor John Carey.
www.scottisharts.org.uk /1/artsinscotland/literature/projects/archive/manbookerinternationalprize05.aspx   (485 words)

  
 Man Booker jury panel announced 1 Jun 2006
In addition, there is a separate prize for translation and, if applicable, the winner can choose a translator of his or her work into English to receive a prize of £15,000.
The Man Booker International Prize is significantly different from the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction in that it highlights one writer’s continued creativity, development and overall contribution to fiction on the world stage.
She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991 and was the joint winner of the Booker Prize for The Conservationist in 1974.
www.newsahead.com /press_releases/Man_Booker_panel_Jun_06.htm   (1369 words)

  
 Man Booker International Prize Announces Finalists
"We are confident that the Man Booker International Prize will swiftly establish itself as an important part of the global literary landscape." The Man Booker International Prize was announced in June 2004 and will recognize one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.
Notes to Editors -- 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 Man Booker International Prize website includes detailed information about all aspects of the prize and runs regular news bulletins: http://www.manbookerinternational.com -- The Man Booker International Prize was announced in June 2004 and will recognize one writer for their achievement in fiction.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/02-18-2005/0003030570&EDATE=   (1512 words)

  
 Matilda: 2007 Man Booker International Prize
This prize awards a body of work by an author, rather than a specific book, it is awarded every 2 years and is open to all authors worldwide.
Actually, the website states: "the prize is awarded once every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language".
Posted by: Dean at April 13, 2007 01:48 PM I think I was trying to differeentiate this award from the annual Man Booker prize which is restricted in terms of its author's citizenship.
www.middlemiss.org /weblog/archives/matilda/2007/04/2007_man_booker.html   (258 words)

  
 Booker Prize. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In 2002 the Man Group, a British hedge fund, became a sponsor of the award, which was officially renamed the Man Booker Prize.
In 2004 an additional award, the Man Booker International Prize, was introduced.
It is an award of £60,000 presented every two years to a living author of any nationality whose fiction is either written in English or is generally available in English translation.
www.bartleby.com /65/bo/BookerPr.html   (180 words)

  
 First "Man Booker International Prize" Contenders Announced @ Blogcritics.org
The Man Booker International Prize will be awarded once every two years for career achievement to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English, or is generally available in translation in the English language.
Tomas Eloy Martinez was born in 1934 in Argentina.
Antonio Tabucchi was born in Pisa in 1943.
blogcritics.org /archives/2005/02/19/210715.php   (3414 words)

  
 The Man Booker Prize 2006 :: the Press office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
KIRAN DESAI, KATE GRENVILLE, M.J. HYLAND, HISHAM MATAR, EDWARD ST AUBYN and SARAH WATERS are the six authors shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2006, the UK’s pre-eminent literary award.
She is the daughter of the author, Anita Desai, who herself has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times.
The Sea by John Banville (Picador) won the Man Booker Prize in 2005.
www.themanbookerprize.com /pressoffice/release.php?r=27   (1818 words)

  
 BB Info Bank :: Man Booker Translator's Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
David Bellos is today, 22 June, announced as the sole winner of the Translator’s Prize of £15,000 awarded as part of the Man Booker International Prize.
In accordance with the rules of the Man Booker International Prize, a translator (or translators) is chosen by the winner if their work is published in English translation.
The translation prize seeks to reinforce the global values of the international prize and, in doing so, to create a worldwide platform on which to discuss the role of literature across cultures.
info.boomerangbooks.com /news/inthenews/man-booker-translators-pr.shtml   (636 words)

  
 Booker prize for literature: winners, nominees, opinions.
The Man Booker judges are selected from the critics, writers, and academicians to maintain the excellent quality of the selected winners.
I like the quirky nature of the prize and understand its massive influence on the buying habits of the great British public, even though I would imagine that a large proportion of Man Booker sales are to people buying the books as ultimately un-read Birthday or Christmas presents...
Booker McConnell, a multinational conglomerate established the Booker McConnell Prize in 1968.
members.cruzio.com /~zdino/bookReviews/booker.prize.htm   (1660 words)

  
 BB Info Bank :: Man Booker International Prize   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
In his speech at the award ceremony for the first-ever Man Booker International Prize in Edinburgh tonight (Monday 27 June, 2005) chair of the judges, John Carey, made an impassioned call for British publishers to champion fiction in translation.
The £60,000 prize and 2005 Man Booker International trophy was awarded to Albanian writer, Ismail Kadaré, described by Carey as, “a master story-teller” and a writer who has had “firsthand experience of the 20th century’s darker side”.
It is also different and distinct from the Man Booker Prize in that it is for a body of work.
info.boomerangbooks.com /news/inthenews/man-booker-international-.shtml   (1469 words)

  
 Facts about the Man Booker Prize-Rest of World-World-NEWS-The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Booker, now in its 38th year and renamed the Man Booker Prize in 2002 after its new sponsor, rewards the best novel of the last 12 months written by an author from Britain, Ireland or the Commonwealth group of mostly former British colonies.
The Booker went global in June 2005 with the addition of a prize every two years for any work of fiction available in English.
One of the most controversial Booker winners was DBC Pierre -- a pseudonym for the British writer Peter Finlay – who won in 2003 for his debut novel "Vernon God Little".
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/2145792.cms   (326 words)

  
 Man Booker International Prize - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Man Booker International Prize is a biennial international literary award given to a living author of any nationality for fiction published in English or generally available in English translation.
The award, sponsored by the Man Group plc and established in 2005 to complement the Man Booker Prize, rewards one writer's overall achievement in literature and their significant influence on writers and readers worldwide.
The inaugural winner, Albanian writer Ismail Kadare, was announced in London on June 2, 2005, and has received the award and £60,000 at a ceremony in Edinburgh on June 27.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Man_Booker_International_Prize   (184 words)

  
 AHN | International Man Booker Prize Honours 3 Canadian Nominees | April 22, 2007
Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro and Michael Ondaatje are three of the 15 authors shortlisted for the second bi-annual prize International Prize in 2007 that honours an outstanding international work of fiction.
The International Prize is not to be confused with the Man Booker Prize for Fiction which is awarded annually only to citizens of the Commonwealth or Ireland - rather, the international award is open to any writer who published a fiction work in English or has been translated into English during the preceding two years.
The first prize is worth $130,000 to the winner.
www.allheadlinenews.com /articles/7007034903   (215 words)

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