Julian Barnes: ‘Man Booker Prize

Julian Barnes: ‘Man Booker Prize

This year’s Man Booker Prize was awarded to Mr. Julian Barnes, the British Author for his novel “Sense of an Ending’. The Book is about a man facing his past.

 

Quick Fact Sheet: Man Booker Prize

  
 

  • For Fiction, Literary prize 
  • For the best original full-length novel
  • Written in the English Language
  • Awarded to a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, Ireland, or Zimbabwe
  • First awarded: 1968
  • Presented by: Man Group

 

The winner of the Man Booker Prize is generally assured of international renown and success; therefore, the prize is of great significance for the book trade. It is also a mark of distinction for authors to be selected for inclusion in the shortlist or even to be nominated for the “longlist” .

 

Related awards

A separate prize, for which any living author in the world may qualify, the Man Booker International Prize, was inaugurated in 2005 and is awarded biennially .

(The Man Booker International Prize is a biennial international literary award given to a living author of any nationality for a body of work published in English or generally available in English translation. 2011 Winner Philip Roth)

A Russian version of the Booker Prize was created in 1992 called the Booker-Open Russia Literary Prize, also known as the Russian Booker Prize. In 2007, Man Group Plc and the Hong Kong Literary Festival Ltd established the Man Asian Literary Prize, an annual literary award given to the best novel by an Asian writer, either written in English or translated into English, and published in the previous calendar year.

Indians to have won the Man Booker Prize :-

 

 Year             Author                                        Title                                   Genre

2008       Aravind Adiga            The White Tiger            Novel   

2006       Kiran Desai            The Inheritance of Loss        Novel   

1997       Arundhati Roy            The God of Small Things    Novel    

1981       Salman Rushdie     (UK/India)    Midnight’s Children        Magical realism


 

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