Thursday, June 25, 2015

Diary Note - 2015 Man Booker Prize longlist announcement: Wednesday 29 July 2015

On Wednesday 29 July, the Man Booker Prize for Fiction will announce its 2015 longlist. This will be the second year the £50,000 prize has been open to any writer, writing originally in English and published in the UK, irrespective of nationality.

The 12 or 13 titles – known as the ‘Booker Dozen’ – are selected by a panel of five judges: Michael Wood (Chair), Ellah Allfrey, John Burnside, Sam Leith and Frances Osborne.

A shortlist of six books will be announced on Tuesday 9 September and the winner, at a ceremony, on Tuesday 13 October at London’s Guildhall.

The 2014 winner was Australian writer Richard Flanagan, with The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

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