Man Booker prize 2017

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British novelists need not fear an American takeover of the Booker prize | Letters
Letters: American writers won’t scoop up every prize, says former Man Booker judge Alastair Niven; while Robynn Ormond puts in a word for Mártín Ó Cadhain’s literary experiment


22, Oct, 2017 @5:28 PM

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George Saunders: ‘When I get praise, it helps me be a little bit more brave’
This week the American writer George Saunders, celebrated for his short stories, won the Man Booker prize with his first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo. He talks about brevity, empathy and how he sees writing as a form of activism

Paula Cocozza

18, Oct, 2017 @6:06 PM

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George Saunders' victory disproves Booker lore that favourites never win
Audacious experimentalism of Lincoln in the Bardo shows US author is not only a writer’s writer but a reader’s writer too

Justine Jordan Deputy literary editor

17, Oct, 2017 @8:52 PM

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Man Booker prize goes to second American author in a row
George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo described as ‘unique’ and ‘extraordinary’ by head of 2017 judging panel

Sian Cain

17, Oct, 2017 @8:48 PM

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How to win a Booker prize: be under 50, enter your seventh book – about a man
Man Booker stats reveal that the average winner is white, English and in his late 40s – which does not make this year’s award easier to predict

Alison Flood

17, Oct, 2017 @1:20 PM

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British writers can’t win the big US prizes, so why can Americans win the Booker? | Tibor Fischer
Opening the prize to global competition has been good for its profile, good for US writers – and a problem for novelists here and from the Commonwealth, writes novelist Tibor Fischer

Tibor Fischer

17, Oct, 2017 @5:00 AM

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How do you win the Man Booker prize? Move to New York or London | Lucy Diver
The prize used to champion outsiders. But a 2014 rule change has resulted in the neo-colonial dominance of the US and the UK says freelance writer Lucy Diver

Lucy Diver

16, Oct, 2017 @3:10 PM

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Man Booker prize 2017: Ali Smith leads sales, George Saunders ahead at bookies
On the eve of the UK’s leading fiction award, Autumn dominates sales of the shortlisted novels, but Lincoln in the Bardo is tipped to take the final prize

Alison Flood

16, Oct, 2017 @12:31 PM

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Man Booker prize 2017: from Abraham Lincoln to Brexit Britain
The ‘transcultural’ shortlist offers riches galore by first timers and old masters

Robert McCrum

15, Oct, 2017 @8:15 AM

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Surprised by the Booker shortlist? Don't judge the books, study the judges
As a former judge, I sometimes joke that the only year I correctly picked the Man Booker winner was when I was on the panel – it’s too unpredictable

Stuart Kelly

14, Sep, 2017 @2:32 PM

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Man Booker prize 2017: shortlist makes room for debuts alongside big names
George Saunders, Fiona Mozley and Emily Fridlund are nominated for their first novels, alongside new books from Ali Smith and Paul Auster

Alison Flood

13, Sep, 2017 @9:20 AM

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How many Man Bookers must writers of colour win before they’re accepted? | Claire Hynes
With the shortlist coming up it’s time to chip away at the old white male myth, says University of East Anglia creative writing teacher Claire Hynes

Claire Hynes

13, Sep, 2017 @8:00 AM

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