Man Booker Prize

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 file photo, Canadian author Margaret Atwood poses for a photograph during a press conference at the British Library to launch her new book 'The Testaments' in London. Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood is the bookies' favorite to win the coveted fiction trophy again for "The Testaments," her follow-up to dystopian saga "The Handmaid's Tale." Atwood is one of six finalists for the 50,000-pound ($63,000) prize, whose winner will be announced Monday Oct. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
October 14, 2019 - 3:06 am
LONDON (AP) — Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood is bookmakers' favorite to win the coveted fiction trophy for a second time Monday for "The Testaments," her follow-up to dystopian saga "The Handmaid's Tale." Atwood, who won in 2000 for "The Blind Assassin" is one of six finalists for the 50,000-...
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This combination of book covers released by Henry Holt and Company shows "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies" both by British author Hilary Mantel. Mantel is ready to complete her million-selling trilogy of Thomas Cromwell novels. Henry Holt and Company announced Wednesday, May 22, 2019, that “The Mirror & the Light” comes out in the U.S. on March 10, 2020, five days after HarperCollins Publishers releases it in the U.K. The first two Cromwell novels, “Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies,” each won the Man Booker Prize. (Henry Holt and Company via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 7:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — British author Hilary Mantel is ready to complete her million-selling trilogy of Thomas Cromwell novels. Henry Holt and Company announced Wednesday that "The Mirror & the Light" comes out in the U.S. on March 10, 2020, five days after HarperCollins Publishers releases it in the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, author Anna Burns smiles after being presented with the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018 for "Milkman," during the prize's 50th year at the Guildhall in London. Burns’ “Milkman" has been awarded the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
March 14, 2019 - 7:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Anna Burns' "Milkman," winner last fall of the Man Booker Prize, has been awarded the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction. Zadie Smith won the criticism prize for her essay collection "Feel Free." Steve Coll's book on the CIA, "Directorate S," was the nonfiction winner,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, Britain's Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall addresses the guests during the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018, the prize's 50th year, at the Guildhall in London. Britain's leading literary award, the Man Booker Prize, faces uncertainty after its main financial backer announced it is ending its sponsorship in 2019, almost two decades. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)
January 29, 2019 - 7:46 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's leading literary award, the Man Booker Prize, faces uncertainty after its main financial backer announced it is ending its sponsorship after almost two decades. Investment manager Man Group PLC says it will stop funding the Man Booker and Man Booker International prizes...
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The panel of judges, from left, Jacqueline Rose, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Val McDermid, Leo Robson and Leanne Shapton pose for a photo, during the Man Booker Prize 2018 shortlist announcement, at Riverbank House, in London, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Three U.K. authors, two Americans and a Canadian are finalists for the Man Booker Prize for fiction. The shortlist announced Thursday includes two first novels: U.K. poet Robin Robertson's verse novel "The Long Take" and "Everything Under" by British writer Daisy Johnson. The American finalists are Rachel Kushner's prison story "The Mars Room" and Richard Powers' tree-inspired tale "The Overstory." (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 6:21 am
LONDON (AP) — A novel in verse and a story about trees and the people who love them are among six finalists announced Thursday for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction. U.K. poet Robin Robertson's verse novel about violence and social division in contemporary America, "The Long Take," and U...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, Sri Lankan-born Canadian novelist, poet and Booker Prize-winner Michael Ondaatje reads a book at the back stage green room before presenting his talk at the Jaipur Literature Festival, in Jaipur, in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. Organizers of the Man Booker Prize announced the long list Tuesday July 24, 2018, including Ondaatje for his latest novel “Warlight,” (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup, FILE)
July 24, 2018 - 7:39 am
LONDON (AP) — Canadian author Michael Ondaatje has again made the Man Booker Prize list with his latest novel "Warlight," weeks after his book "The English Patient" was named the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the literary prize. Organizers on Tuesday announced the 13 books in...
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July 08, 2018 - 2:48 pm
LONDON (AP) — Michael Ondaatje's "The English Patient" has been voted the greatest-ever winner of the Man Booker Prize during five decades of the prestigious literary award. The Canadian writer's tale of love and conflict during World War II was named winner of the Golden Man Booker Prize for...
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October 24, 2017 - 11:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Man Booker Prize winner George Saunders, National Book Award finalist Jesmyn Ward and Daniel Ellsberg of "The Pentagon Papers" fame are in the running for prizes handed out by the American Library Association. The association announced fiction and nonfiction nominees on Wednesday...
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Author George Saunders of the United States with his book 'Lincoln in the Bardo' during a photocall after being announced winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize, in London, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 17, 2017 - 6:50 pm
LONDON (AP) — American author George Saunders won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday for "Lincoln in the Bardo," a polyphonic symphony of a novel about restless souls adrift in the afterlife. It is the second year in a row an American has won the 50,000 pound ($66,000) prize,...
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September 13, 2017 - 8:53 am
LONDON (AP) — American author George Saunders is favored to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with his novel of the afterlife, "Lincoln in the Bardo," according to British bookmakers. Bookmakers Ladbrokes and William Hill made Saunders the front-runner among six finalists announced...
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