Thursday, August 16, 2012
Man Booker Live
via satellite from the Southbank’s Festival Hall in London
Man Booker Live is an exciting new initiative for 2012. The Man Booker Prize for Fiction has partnered with Picturehouse Entertainment to broadcast ‘Prize Readings,’ an evening with the 2012 shortlisted authors at the Royal Festival Hall at London’s Southbank Centre on Monday 15 October.
Taking place on the eve of the winner announcement, the shortlisted authors will be reading and discussing their work in front of an audience hosted by one of the UK’s favourite broadcasters, Radio 4’s James Naughtie.
Tickets for Man Booker Live will go on sale this Friday, 17 August, at cinemas across the UK.
For the first time booklovers nationwide will be able to enjoy and participate in the shortlist event at their local cinemas. For avid followers of the Man Booker Prize and bookgroups everywhere, the evening promises lively discussion and a unique opportunity to see world-class writers the night before the winner of the £50,000 prize is decided.
Ion Trewin, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, comments: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Southbank and Picturehouse and to be able to share, for the first time, the occasion with readers all over the country.”
The shortlist of six will be announced on 11 September from a longlist of 12 authors, announced on 25 July. The longlisted authors are: Nicola Barker, Ned Beauman, André Brink, Tan Twan Eng, Michael Frayn, Rachel Joyce, Deborah Levy, Hilary Mantel, Alison Moore, Will Self, Jeet Thayil and Sam Thompson.
For up to date information on the Man Booker Prize please visit www.themanbookerprize.com
Man Booker Live is taking place at cinemas across the UK, for more information and tickets please visit: www.picturehouses.co.uk
For more information and tickets to ‘Prize Readings’ at the Southbank Centre please visit: http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/literature-spoken-word/tickets/2012-man-booker-prize-68345