Booker Prize

It’s never good news when I trend on Twitter. The Oscars was no exception

4 March 2017 13:00

When Kingsley Amis won the Booker prize for The Old Devils in 1986, he said that he had previously thought…

The Booker prize has triggered a bout of literary protectionism

1 December 2016 11:59

Whatever happened to all those great liberal internationalists who damned the vote for Brexit as a case of isolationist Britain…

A novel investment: why it pays to pay attention to the Man Booker Prize

21 October 2016 13:00

OK, I’ll admit it. I don’t like Margaret Atwood’s writing. In some circles, this is akin to saying you’re a…

Giving Turner Prize to Assemble is like giving Booker to Thomas Piketty

8 December 2015 13:22

Within the first ten minutes of last night’s televised Turner Prize ceremony, someone had twice declared that the award was…

Read our verdict on the Man Booker Prize winner: A Brief History of Seven Killings, by Marlon James

14 October 2015 8:19

A Brief History of Seven Killings Marlon James One World, pp.686, £18.99, ISBN: 9781780745879 There are many more than seven…

Is it really imaginable that the British people could rise up against the Jews?

9 September 2014 12:16

Howard Jacobsen’s J has been shortlisted for the 2014 Booker Prize today: At first sight, J represents a significant departure for Howard Jacobson. It’s…

Interview with a writer: Jhumpa Lahiri, author of Booker longlisted The Lowland

9 September 2013 9:30

The Lowland is the magnificent new novel by Jhumpa Lahiri, which has been longlisted for this year’s Man Booker prize.…

Bookies following Philip Hensher’s Booker shortlist

4 September 2013 12:22

The Guardian notes that Ladbrokes and William Hill share Philip Hensher’s hunch for the Booker shortlist, which is to be…

Tan Twan Eng interview: ‘I have no alternative but to write in English’

20 May 2013 11:10

Tan Twan Eng’s first novel was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, his second was shortlisted and then won the…

Hilary Mantel’s Bring up the Bodies wins the Booker Prize

16 October 2012 21:49

Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up the Bodies has won the Booker Prize, which seems right because it is the most accomplished book on…