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 www.itunes.co.uk. 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: