Booker prize

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What does this year’s double Booker win mean for south Asian literature?
With Sri Lanka’s Shehan Karunatilaka and India’s Geetanjali Shree taking home two of publishing’s biggest prizes, what next for one of the world’s most overlooked literary regions?

Sana Goyal

01, Dec, 2022 @12:47 PM

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The Guardian view on the Booker: one award with hundreds of judges | Editorial
Editorial: Many have an opinion on the latest winner of the UK’s top literary prize, Shehan Karunatilaka. It’s a shame not all of them have read his book

Editorial

21, Oct, 2022 @4:53 PM

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Booker prize winner urges people not to circulate pirated copies of his novel
Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka spent seven years writing The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida, which won the prestigious award on Monday, and asks readers to honour the work put into it

Sarah Shaffi

21, Oct, 2022 @1:11 PM

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‘Writers all want to be rock stars’: Booker winner Shehan Karunatilaka on ghosts, war and childish dreams
Set during the Sri Lankan civil war and narrated by a dead man, The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida is part murder mystery, part political satire and part love story. Its author recalls the grim events that inspired it – and the editor who kept pushing him to do better

Lisa Allardice

18, Oct, 2022 @5:11 PM

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Booker prize: it has been six years since an Australian was nominated. What gives?
The prize still holds immense power for Australian sales, but a 2014 rule change made it harder for local books to get a look-in

Sian Cain

18, Oct, 2022 @1:39 AM

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Shehan Karunatilaka’s Booker winner is narrated by a dead man - but it’s a novel full of life
The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida, about a photographer during Sri Lanka’s civil war, has tremendous comic energy

Justine Jordan

17, Oct, 2022 @9:00 PM

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Shehan Karunatilaka wins Booker prize for The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida
Judges described the Sri Lankan author’s second novel as a ‘rollercoaster journey through life and death’ and praised its audacity and ambition

Sarah Shaffi and Lucy Knight

17, Oct, 2022 @8:51 PM

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The Booker prize 2022: watch shortlist readings by Jarvis Cocker, Sharon Horgan and more
Performers read from the novels in contention for this year’s prestigious fiction prize in a series of films made by director Kevin Thomas

Guardian books

05, Oct, 2022 @4:26 PM

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The Guardian view on Hilary Mantel: a glorious original | Editorial
Editorial: The author of Wolf Hall will take her own place in history as one of the century’s greatest writers

Editorial

23, Sep, 2022 @4:54 PM

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‘The pen is in our hands. A happy ending is ours to write’: Hilary Mantel in her own words
The Booker prize-winning author of the Wolf Hall trilogy has died aged 70. Here are some of her best quotes on writing, illness, the monarchy and more

Katy Guest

23, Sep, 2022 @12:58 PM

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‘We’ve lost a genius’: authors and politicians pay tribute to Hilary Mantel
From JK Rowling to Nicola Sturgeon, world laments death of Booker prize-winning author

Miranda Bryant

23, Sep, 2022 @12:57 PM

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Booker prize: Alan Garner becomes oldest author to be shortlisted
Only British writer on list will collect prize on 88th birthday if successful, but is up against five other books judges say ‘speak powerfully about important things’

Sarah Shaffi

06, Sep, 2022 @6:30 PM

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