Tag: Man Booker Prize
‘No one has ever read anything like this before’
Are book prizes bad for writing? Milkman, a challenging work about sexual harassment in Northern Ireland, has won the Man Booker Prize. Some writers say the award is...
Booker win breaks youngest and longest records
The 2013 Man Booker Prize goes to a novel of a weighty 832 pages. The judges say it’s a serious work by a promising young literary star. But are big books just too long for modern readers?
American Booker takeover has British in a flap
Britain’s biggest literary prize has announced that from next year, US authors will be allowed to enter too. Are British books doomed in the face of the Great American Novel?
Booker shortlist prizes literary establishment
The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize was announced yesterday. But the year’s best novels share the literary world with a growing mass of self-published books.