Man Booker Prize

July 16, 2019 - 12:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Cannon, a writer, visual artist, gallery owner and patron of multiculturalism, has died. Cannon's sister, Evelyn Cannon, says he died July 7 of apparent septic shock at Veterans Hospital in New York City. He was 84. A native of New Orleans, Cannon moved to New York in the...
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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 - 8:14 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 - 8:21 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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September 20, 2018 - 5:54 am
LONDON (AP) — 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. At 27,...
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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 - 8:39 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 - 3:48 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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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016 file photo, South Korean author Han Kang poses for the media during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea. The list of finalists for the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for fiction, announced Thursday, April 12, 2018 includes Iraqi writer Ahmed Saadawi's "Frankenstein in Baghdad," which depicts real and imaginary horrors after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. South Korea's Han Kang, who won in 2016 for "The Vegetarian," is nominated again for her meditative novel "The White Book." Novels from France, Spain, Hungary and Poland are also on the list. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, file)
April 12, 2018 - 2:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — A monster story set in a Baghdad torn apart by violence is among six contenders for the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for fiction. The list of finalists announced Thursday includes Iraqi writer Ahmed Saadawi's "Frankenstein in Baghdad," which depicts real and imaginary...
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Author George Saunders of the United States with his book 'Lincoln in the Bardo' during a photocall with all six shortlisted authors of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, in London, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The winner of the award will be announced Tuesday at a ceremony in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 17, 2017 - 4:50 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Man Booker Prize for fiction (all times local): 9:45 p.m. American author George Saunders has won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with "Lincoln in the Bardo," a polyphonic symphony of a novel about restless souls adrift in the afterlife...
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Author George Saunders of the United States with his book 'Lincoln in the Bardo' during a photocall with all six shortlisted authors of the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, in London, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The winner of the award will be announced Tuesday at a ceremony in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 17, 2017 - 5:35 am
LONDON (AP) — American author George Saunders is the bookmakers' favorite to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction with his novel of the afterlife, "Lincoln in the Bardo." Six novels are contending for the 50,000 pound ($66,000) prize, including Saunders' tale of Abraham Lincoln and his...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 12, 2017 file photo Indian novelist Arundhati Roy presents her book "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" at the Parco della Musica Auditorium in Rome. American authors Paul Auster and Colson Whitehead are among 13 contenders for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction. The list also includes a previous winner, India's Arundhati Roy. (Giorgio OnoratiANSA via AP, File)
July 26, 2017 - 9:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — Paul Auster, Colson Whitehead and past winner Arundhati Roy are among contenders for this year's Man Booker Prize for fiction. Auster's intimate epic "4 3 2 1" and Whitehead's fantasy-tinged historical saga "The Underground Railroad" are among four works by U.S. authors on the list,...
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