This year, the Man Booker prize celebrates it's 50th year as Britain's leading prize for Fiction.
To mark the anniversary, The Golden Man Booker Prize has been created. A team of 5 who hold the titles of author, novelist, writer, editor, poet and broadcaster have each chosen a single title spanning the five decades. These specially appointed judges were asked to consider the 51 previous Man Booker Prize winners.
In May, the 'Golden Five' shortlist was announced which includes the following titles:
1971.....In a Free State by V.S. Naipaul represents the first decade of the prize.
The author also received the Nobel Prize for literature and is the oldest living winner of the prize.
This title is available as an Ebook in our collection.
1987.....Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively was chosen to represent the 1980's.
The author was twice shortlisted for the prize before her win with Moon Tiger.
We currently hold many titles in our collection from Penelope Lively both online, in print and audio books.
1992.....The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje was selected to represent the 1990's.
The novel was adapted to an Oscar winning film.
We have the novel in our collection in print or Ebook. We also have the film available to borrow.
2009.....Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel was chosen as the prize winner from the 2000's.
Hilary Mantel is the only female author to win the prize to date. The novel was adapted into an award winning mini series.
You can enjoy this prize winner through print or online. We also have the mini series available to borrow.
2017.....Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders is the most recent winner of the prize.
George Saunders is well known as a short story writer, Lincoln in the Bardo being his first full length novel.
The Golden Man Booker Prize shortlist winner will be announced on 8th July 2018.
Watch this space for details of the big winner!
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