Atwood and Evaristo Share 2019 Booker Prize

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo were both named as joint winners of the 2019 Booker Prize this evening in London. Continue reading “Atwood and Evaristo Share 2019 Booker Prize”

BBC Series To Kick Off Year Long Celebration of Literature

It looks like UK audiences are going to get a taste of something like The Great American Read.

The BBC is to host a year-long celebration with new programming across the BBC tv channels, radio stations and on their website. One of the new shows will be a “landmark” BBC2 series, The Novel That Shaped Our World, which will broadcast this fall.  Continue reading “BBC Series To Kick Off Year Long Celebration of Literature”

Longlist for Man Book International Prize 2019 Released

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Credit: Man Booker Prize

The Man Booker International Prize has just announced the 13 books that have been longlisted for the prestigious prize. The prize gives recognition to literary works that were translated to English and publish in the UK. It is different from its equivalent, the Man Booker Prize, where that award recognizes books originally written in English and published in the UK. The award comes with a cash prize of £50,000 ($71,000) that split equally between the author and the translator.

The winner will be announced on May 21 at a ceremony held at a dinner at the Roundhouse in London.

The nominees are:

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2018 Costa Book of the Year Is…

The 2018 Costa Book of the Year winner was announced today. And the winner is …

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