Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Man Booker Prize for Fiction strengthens digital initiatives in 2011

·       Exciting new Man Booker Prize content on iTunes
·       Shortlisted author iBookstore event at Apple Store, Covent Garden
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2011 continues its efforts to bring the best of new literature to the widest possible audience with a range of exciting digital initiatives.

Visitors to Apple's iBookstore can now download a sample of each of the shortlisted titles in both book and audio format. The iBookstore is included in the free iBooks App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at  Also available on iTunes is a range of free audio podcasts, produced by the Man Booker Prize and featuring exclusive content including interviews with shortlisted authors and judges.
On Thursday 13 October, three of the shortlisted authors – Carol Birch, Patrick deWitt and A.D. Miller – will be at the Apple Store, Covent Garden to read and discuss their books.
Updated for this edition of the prize is the Man Booker Prize app, now available on the App Store, offering a comprehensive guide to the prize with information on judges, longlists, shortlists and winners since the prize’s inception in 1969 as well as audio readings from the shortlisted books.
 Ion Trewin, Literary Director of the Man Booker Prizes, comments: “With the digital experience becoming so much a part of the world of reading, this initiative demonstrates how important we rate the ability to sample and buy this year’s shortlist in every possible format.”
The six books on the 2011 shortlist are: 

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes, 
Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch, 
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt,
 Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan, 
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman and ​
Snowdrops by A.D. Miller.  

The winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize will be announced on Tuesday 18 October 2011 at London’s Guildhall.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

and the winner is:
Mann Booker result Weds 19 Oct 2011