Book Awards

Jacobson wins the Booker

A surprise victory for Howard Jacobson last night beating off strong favourites, Tom McCarthy’s C and Emma Donoghue’s Room, to win The Man Booker Prize for his 11th novel, The Finkler Question. Chair of Judges Andrew Motion said, It won because it was the best book. You expect a book by Howard Jacobson to be very …

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Booker Shortlist 2010

The Booker Shortlist has been announced and as always includes some surprises. Congratulations to Irish novelist, Emma Donoghue, who made the shortlist with her novel Room. The six books chosen are: Room by Emma Donoghue In A Strange Room by Damon Galgut Parrot And Olivier in America by Peter Carey The Long Song by Andrea …

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Booker Longlist Announced

Two Irish writers, Emma Donoghue and Paul Murray, are featured in this year’s Booker longlist – Room by Emma Donoghue Skippy Dies by Paul Murray Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey The Long Song by Andrea Levy The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore C by Tom McCarthy The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson February by …

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