Man Booker Prize

New Zealander Eleanor Catton the youngest Man Booker Prize winner

Eleanor Catton after she was named the winner. Photo: AP

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'

Author Hilary Mantel is HK$625,000 richer for her award. Photo: AFP

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

Briton Hilary Mantel wins the Man Booker Prize for fiction for "Bringing Up the Bodies". Photo: AP

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

The second US Presidential Debate will take place at Hofstra University on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Photo: AFP

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

Are you well-read?

1 The last novel you read was ...

a. on your school syllabus

b. on The New York Times best-seller list

c. in the 1990s

2 Your bookcase is ...

a. filled with CDs and games

b. filled with an eclectic mix of books

c. what does eclectic mean?

25 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

The White Tiger

The White Tiger

by Aravind Adiga

Atlantic Books HK$104

15 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Food for thought and a feast for the senses

The newspaper 'experts' nodded smugly and sagely; the bookmakers backed them up; the public - at least the book-reading minority - knew it; the bookshop stockists and the university professors knew it; the gods had pre-ordained it.

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

It's moonlight movies and a meet-and-greet with a Booker Prize winner

Now that the cold weather warning has finally been lifted, organisers of the outdoor Moonlight Movies series at the Cyberport podium have decided to go ahead with the programme this week.

19 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

The Gathering

The Gathering

by Anne Enright

Vintage, HK$112

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am