Catherine Stone discusses the 2021 Booker Prize shortlist and outlines the prize’s significance within literary history.
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One of the most coveted awards in the literary sphere, the Man Booker Prize boasts a back catalogue of winners that stretch from Hilary Mantel to William Golding. This year, the International Man Booker Prize for Fiction has gone viral in the news for having 5 female nominees out of a total of 6. Has […]
The Man Booker Prize prides itself on its ability to transform the winner’s career. Household names like Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, V. S. Naipul and Margaret Atwood are all proof of what recognition on an internationally acclaimed level can produce. It is also worth noting, of course, that up until 2014, the Man Booker prize […]
I’d like to start by pointing out that I’m partially playing devil’s advocate here. For what it’s worth, I’m highly supportive of awards in the arts – on the sole condition that they always help to drum up interest and enthusiasm for literature from the general public. At first glance, the Man Booker Prize seems […]
How many titles are you faced with in your average bookshop?! My guess would be in the thousands, although I’m more of a words than a numbers person. Between towering shelves, it can be hard to know where to begin. Do you stick to the section of your favourite genre, rifle through the renowned classics, […]