Man Booker

  • Jhumpa Lahiri loses out in Booker race to Eleanor Catton 16-10-2013 07:21 AM

    Indian-American novelist Jhumpa Lahiri lost out on the Man Booker Prize to Eleanor Catton, who has become the youngest writer to win the prestigious literary prize in London. At 832 pages, Catton's 'The Luminaries' was the longest novel and described as an "extraordinary" 19th century gold rush murder mystery. "I...
  • Top of the bestsellers, two top shortlists, Jhumpa Lahiri finds her place in the Indian sun 21-09-2013 03:41 PM

    On Saturday, September 21, the Nielsen Bookscan for India revealed a new leader on the fiction bestseller charts: Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland. A list normally dominated by mass market titles like Amish's Shiva trilogy and Chetan Bhagat's perennially popular campus-and-after novels, the chart is a tribute to the fact that...
  • Jhumpa Lahiri among Booker Prize finalists 10-09-2013 05:58 PM

    Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri and Irish novelist Colm Toibin are among six finalists for the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction. British-born Lahiri's "The Lowland" and Toibin's "The Testament of Mary" are on the shortlist announced on Tuesday for the 50,000-pound ($78,000) prize. The other finalists are "We Need New Names"...
  • Jhumpa Lahiri's 'The Lowland' shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 10-09-2013 05:49 PM

    Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri has made it to this year's Man Booker Prize shortlist for her new fiction 'The Lowland', an intimate portrayal of two brothers set in Kolkata of the 1960's. Her tale, set in the suburban streets of Calcutta of the 1960s and told through the eyes of...
  • Jhumpa Lahiri among Man Booker fiction prize nominees 23-07-2013 04:25 PM

    London: Life in London's Jewish community and Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe, billionaires in China and hard times in Ireland all feature in the novels vying for this year's Man Booker Prize. The longlist for the prize, one of the English language's top fiction awards, names 13 writers from seven countries. "This...
  • Lydia Davis wins Man Booker International fiction prize 23-05-2013 05:35 AM

    London: American short story writer Lydia Davis won the fifth Man Booker International Prize for fiction on Wednesday for a body of work that includes some of the briefest tales ever published. Davis, a professor of creative writing at the University of Albany, is best known for work that Observer...
  • Jeet Thayil on Man Booker Prize shortlist and more 29-10-2012 06:02 PM

    He is a poet, musician and writer who has got a huge boost now that his debut novel has made it to the shortlist of this year's Man Booker Prize. So you can bet that Jeet Thayil's Narcopolis is fated to move from the fringes towards the main stream of...
  • Booker winner, poet laureate vie for UK Costa prize 16-11-2011 01:30 PM

    London: Julian Barnes, who won this year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and Carol Ann Duffy, Britain's poet laureate, were among the nominees for the 2011 Costa Book Awards announced on Tuesday. English author Barnes is one of four shortlisted for the best novel category for "The Sense of an...
  • Author Barnes backed for Booker amid literary spat 17-10-2011 08:47 PM

    London: English author and four-time nominee Julian Barnes, who once dismissed the Man Booker Prize for fiction as "posh bingo," is favored to win it on Tuesday with his novel "The Sense of an Ending." The annual award to a writer in English from the Commonwealth, Ireland or Zimbabwe is...
  • Barnes shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 06-09-2011 06:08 PM

    London: English author Julian Barnes was one of six authors shortlisted for the coveted Man Booker Prize for Fiction on Tuesday, and he is the bookmakers' favourite to win the award when it is announced in October. Barnes, nominated for 'The Sense of an Ending', appears on the shortlist for...
  • No Indian writers on Man Booker Prize longlist 26-07-2011 09:17 PM

    New Delhi: The longlist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction - the 'Man Booker Dozen' - is announced. The 13 books on the list include: one former Man Booker Prize winner; two previously shortlisted writers and one longlisted author; four first time novelists and three Canadian writers. The...
  • John le Carre turns down prize nomination 30-03-2011 04:23 PM

    Sydney: John le Carre was nominated for the Man Booker prize recognizing an author's lifetime contribution to fiction, but the British writer immediately asked to be taken off the shortlist because he said he doesn't compete for literary awards. Le Carre, the author of more than 20 books that helped...
  • Sydney to host Man Booker Prize 2011 16-03-2011 03:49 PM

    The Australian city of Sydney will play an important role in the fourth Man Booker International Prize. The University of Sydney will host the press conference to announce the Judges' list of finalists on 30 March, and the winner of the 60,000 prize will be announced at the Sydney Writers'...
  • Room made me self-conscious about parenting: Donoghue 24-09-2010 09:21 PM

    CNN-IBN interviews Emma Donoghue for her book Room, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. CNN-IBN: I really enjoyed reading Room, but it's certainly a disturbing story. Congratulations on the Booker shortlisting. Was there any specific inspiration for the story of Jack and his mother being trapped? There have been some...
  • 2009 Man Booker long-list announced 29-07-2009 09:01 PM

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