Chigozie Obioma

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Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and carefully encouraged scandals
The long read: Its knack for creating tension and controversy has helped it remain an energising force in publishing for more than 50 years – but how do writers, publishers and judges cope with the annual agony of the Booker?

Charlotte Higgins

05, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Booker prize shortlist 2019: who to put your money on
Who will win the Booker prize this year?

Alex Preston

13, Oct, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Gbolahan Obisesan: 'You have to give the story to the people'
The in-demand actor, writer and director talks about staging The Last King of Scotland, representing inner-city London and what he learned from Millwall supporters

Bridget Minamore

25, Sep, 2019 @1:49 PM

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The Booker prize shortlist resists easy reading
From the detonation of the domestic in Ducks, Newburyport to Don Quixote’s reincarnation in Quichotte, this year’s finalists challenge our assumptions

Alex Clark

03, Sep, 2019 @4:03 PM

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Not read them yet? A cheat's guide to the 2019 Booker prize longlist
This year’s ‘Booker’s dozen’ includes two former winners as well as an international array of acclaimed fiction. Here’s what you need to know

23, Jul, 2019 @11:01 PM

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Handmaid's Tale sequel leads 'exacting' 2019 Booker prize longlist
Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments – not published until September – is chosen alongside 12 other ‘credible winners’ including Salman Rushdie and Jeanette Winterson

Alison Flood

23, Jul, 2019 @11:01 PM

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'Why Jay?': Chigozie Obioma on the haunting death that inspired his novel
The Man Booker shortlisted author is back with The Orchestra of Minorities, a novel that grew from a life-changing event during his student days in Cyprus

Emma Brockes

18, Jan, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Best books of 2017 – part two
From moving memoirs to far-reaching fiction, novelists, poets and critics pick their best reads of the year

26, Nov, 2017 @7:00 AM

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A long way to the shortlist: choosing the Guardian first book award finalists
Reading through the enormous variety of debuts – from biography to memoir to poetry and fiction and beyond – has been a tough but exciting challenge

Catherine Taylor

12, Nov, 2015 @5:40 PM

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Poet makes Guardian first book award shortlist with 'hymns to the male body'
Only the second time poetry has reached the shortlist, Andrew McMillan’s Physical lines up with novels, short stories and Russia reportage for 2015 prize

Alison Flood

12, Nov, 2015 @1:20 PM

Guardian First Book Award 2015 shortlist announced
The shortlist for the 2015 Guardian First Book Award, in association with Waterstones, has been announced today (12 November 2015)

GNM press office

12, Nov, 2015 @12:00 PM

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Man Booker prize 2015 – the shortlist
This year’s impressive contenders reflect the diversity of fiction in English

Robert McCrum

11, Oct, 2015 @5:30 AM

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