Booker Prize News
Akhil Vaani: Why Shehan Karunatilaka makes Booker famous
It is not Booker which makes Shehan Karunatilaka famous rather contrary is the truth- “It is authors of the genre of Karunatilaka who make, Bookers of the world, famous”
Explained: The Booker Prize, the 2022 winner Shehan Karunatilaka, and his work
Founded in 1969, the Booker Prize initially rewarded authors who belonged to the Commonwealth. Now the prize is given to writers from around the world. This year, it went to Sri Lanka's Shehan Karunatilaka for his second novel, 'The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida'
Partition was never complete, border was created politically, says International Booker Prize winner Geetanjali Shree
Geetanjali Shree is the author of Tomb of Sand, the book which won the 2022 International Booker Prize. The book originally titled ‘Ret Samadhi’ in Hindi was translated into English by Daisy Rockwell
One for the history books: Who is Leila Mottley, the youngest-ever writer on the Booker long list?
The youngest writer ever to make it to the Booker longlist, Mottley, 20, has penned a gripping tale of juvenile sexual abuse in 'Nightcrawling'. Her entry has literary enthusiasts talking about her short but shining career and a book that is all the more relevant in a post-Black Lives Matter America
Geetanjali Shree isn’t the first Indian to win the Booker: Difference between Booker and International Booker Prize
While congratulations are in order for Geetanjali Shree and her book’s translator, Daisy Rockwell, she is not the first Indian to win a Booker Prize. She is, in fact, the first Indian to win an International Booker Prize. But, aren’t they the same thing? They are not, and we explain why
Book Review: Geetanjali Shree’s Tomb of Sand is a border-bending work of fiction
In more ways than one, ‘Tomb of Sand’ is an ode to the rich history of storytelling in South Asia. It exists, like all great stories, in liminal and discernible spaces at once.
Geetanjali Shree's 'Tomb of Sand' bags International Booker Prize, first Hindi novel to win
'Tomb of Sand', originally 'Ret Samadhi', is set in northern India and follows an 80-year-old woman in a tale that the Booker judges dubbed a joyous cacophony and an 'irresistible novel'
South African writer Damon Galgut wins Booker Prize for 'The Promise'
He is the third South African novelist to win the Booker Prize, after Nadine Gordimer in 1974 and JM Coetzee, who won twice, in 1983 and 1999
French writer David Diop wins International Booker Prize for his World War I novel At Night All Blood is Black
Diop's novel, which was published in French in 2018, resonates with present-day debates about racism and colonialism.
International Booker Prize 2021: Argentina's Mariana Enriquez, France's Eric Vuillard among shortlisted authors
British author Lucy Hughes-Hallett, who is chairing the panel of judges, said the list showed that some of the most exciting new writing is going on “in the borderlands” between fiction and other genres, such as history and memoir.
Nobel Laureate Olga Tokarczuk's art book, The Lost Soul, to hit bookstores this week
First published in Poland in 2017 as Zgubiona dusza, the hardcover picture book originated from a private ceremony and a “little story” that Tokarczuk wrote for one person.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: Douglas Stuart on how he shaped the world of his Booker-winning novel Shuggie Bain
Booker Prize winner Douglas Stuart's conversation with writer Paul McVeigh on Day 3 of the Jaipur Literature Festival, encapsulated what this virtual edition gets right.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: From S Hareesh to Douglas Stuart, our picks of sessions to attend from Day 1-5
What follows is a list curated by Firstpost of online talks and discussion to tune into and participate in at the virtual JLF 2021.
Curious case of Aravind Adiga as a famous literary recluse: Booker-winning author is anomaly in publishing world
In an inversion of the mantra that marketing is a necessary evil, the bane of an author’s existence that ultimately has its reward, Adiga refuses to do too much publicity around his books, often to the chagrin of his publishers.
The Friday List: From a dastangoi on Bhagat Singh to Netflix's adaptation of White Tiger, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.
Jan Morris, author, journalist and a pioneer of the transgender movement, dies at 94
Morris was a prolific and accomplished author and journalist who wrote dozens of books in a variety of genres and was a first-hand witness to history.
Booker Prize 2020: Douglas Stuart wins coveted award for Shuggie Bain, debut novel set in 1980s Glasgow
Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain was chosen from a shortlist of six books, by a jury comprising Lee Child, Sameer Rahim, Emily Wilson, and Lemn Sissay, with Margaret Busby as chair.
British publisher Tom Maschler, who conceived the coveted Booker Prize, dies at 87
His crowning achievement arguably came in 1969, when he persuaded sugar trading firm Booker-McConnell to establish a literary prize to rival the French Prix Goncourt. The award, given annually, was later called the Man Booker Prize and is now known as the Booker Prize.
Booker Prize 2020 postponed to avoid overlap with release of Barack Obama's memoir, A Promised Land
It is unusual for the Booker, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, to delay its prize announcement for a single book’s release.
Booker Prize 2020 shortlist announced; Avni Doshi's Burnt Sugar, Diane Cook's The New Wilderness among six finalists
Of the 13 books long-listed for the award, eight were debut novels out of which four — Diane Cook's The New Wilderness, Avni Doshi's Burnt Sugar, Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain and Brandon Taylor's Real Life — have made it into the shortlist.