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Man Booker Prize

New Zealander Eleanor Catton the youngest Man Booker Prize winner

New Zealand author Eleanor Catton has become the youngest winner of the Man Booker Prize for The Luminaries, a novel set in her homeland in the 19th century that explores identity, greed and human frailty.

Thursday, 17 October, 2013, 3:43am

Hilary Mantel does Booker double with 'Bring Up the Bodies'

British writer Hilary Mantel has won the prestigious Man Booker literary prize for a second time with her blood-soaked Tudor saga Bring Up the Bodies, which the head of the judging panel said had "rewritten the book" on historical fiction.

18 Oct 2012 - 3:37am

Hilary Mantel makes history with second Booker fiction prize

Hilary Mantel wrote herself into the history books on Tuesday, becoming the first woman and Briton to win the coveted Man Booker prize for fiction twice with Bring Up the Bodies.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Talking Points

Obama, Romney resume debate hostilities

16 Oct 2012 - 4:22am

Seven books too good to put two down

An unprecedented seven books were unveiled yesterday evening for the shortlist of the prestigious Man Asian Literary Prize 2011, after the judges said that the literary quality coming out of Asia was so good, they could not limit it to the usual five.

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

How to Write Fiction

How to Write Fiction by Various Guardian Books (e-book)

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The Goldilocks conundrum

The word on the street is that this year's Man Booker Prize is the most unpredictable since, well, last year. For once, however, the rumour-mongers have a point.

The shortlist's only household name is Julian Barnes, whose The Sense of an Ending earns him a fourth nomination - and even Barnes doesn't ring bells as loudly as Ian McEwan, Martin Amis or Salman Rushdie.

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Fully booked for the year

Verner and Gillian Bickley aren't your average emeritus academics. Sharp and full of energy, they act more like start-up entrepreneurs. The couple run a small publishing house from their Discovery Bay home - Proverse Publishing, which releases about 10 books annually - and now sponsor an international prize for unpublished literature.

23 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Making an Elephant

Making an Elephant by Graham Swift Picador, HK$117

11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am


Strangers by Anita Brookner Penguin, HK$121

14 Mar 2010 - 12:00am