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A longlist of 12 books has today (20 January) been announced for the prestigious International Dylan Thomas Prize, sponsored by Swansea University.Read More
The Independent Publishers Guild is delighted to announce the 13 winners of the 2016 IPG Independent Publishing Awards.Read More
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The longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen’, for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize is announced today, 27th July 2016.

This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges: Amanda Foreman (Chair); Jon Day; Abdulrazak Gurnah; David Harsent and Olivia Williams. It was chosen from 155 submissions published in the UK between 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2016.

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in the UK.

Find out who else is on the longlist on the Man Booker website.

Paul Beatty, Deborah Levy, Graeme Macrae Burnet, Ottessa Moshfegh, David Szalay and Madeleine Thien are announced as the six shortlisted authors for the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

Their names were announced by 2016 Chair of judges, Dr. Amanda Foreman, at a press conference at the offices of sponsor Man Group.

The judges remarked on the role of the novel in exploring culture and in tackling unfamiliar and challenging subjects, and on the shortlisted authors’ willingness to play with language and form. The shortlist features a variety of voices, from new names to award winners. The books cover a diverse range of subjects, from murder in 19th century Scotland to classical music in Revolutionary China.

In the third year that the prize has been open to writers of any nationality, the shortlist is an even split between two British, two US and two Canadian writers. Three novels from Penguin Random House are shortlisted alongside three from small, independent publishers.

 

Find out which books have been shortlisted on the Man Booker website

The Prison Book Club is a record of book club discussions, presented in a straightforward and engaging manner that draws the reader into the conversations and lives of the book club members, and, briefly, into Walmsley’s own journey to overcoming her initial fear of working with prison inmates. She concludes with short descriptions of the lives of a handful of book club members beyond their prison terms, leaving no doubt as to the profound impact that prison book clubs can have on those given the opportunity to take part in them.

“Walmsley’s book provides a unique glimpse into the lives of incarcerated men and the transformative power of literature and fellowship,” said Bruce Gillespie, an award juror and professor in Digital Media and Journalism at Laurier’s Brantford campus. “Walmsley immerses readers in the inmates’ thoughtful, far-ranging discussions about the worlds outside the prison gates that are revealed to them through the books they read.”

Read more about the prize here

Congratulations to Jacqueline Woodson whose novel, Another Brooklyn, is a finalist for the 2016 National Book Awards for Fiction. Take a look at the other finalists here.

Paul Beatty has become the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize with his racial satire The Sellout.

His novel tells the story of a young black man who tries to reinstate slavery and racial segregation in a suburb of Los Angeles.

Amanda Foreman, chair of the judges, said the book managed "to eviscerate every social taboo".

Beatty's win was announced at a ceremony at London's Guildhall on Tuesday.

Picking up the £50,000 prize from the Duchess of Cornwall, Beatty, 54, was clearly overwhelmed with emotion and struggled for words as he began his acceptance speech.

Oneworld: the tiny publisher behind the last two Man Booker winners

It started as a kitchen-table project in Cyprus, and 30 years later has grown into a distinctive brand. Oneworld founders Juliet Mabey and Novin Doostdar talk about their instinct for success

Read the article here on the Guardian

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