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Booker Prize:
The Booker Prize for Fiction, formerly known as the Booker–McConnell Prize (1969–2001) and the Man Booker Prize (2002–2019), is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel written in the English language and published in the United Kingdom. The winner of the Booker Prize is generally assured international renown and success; therefore, the prize is of great significance for the book trade. From its inception, only novels written by Commonwealth, Irish, and South African citizens were eligible to receive the prize; in 2014 it was widened to any English-language novel—a change that proved controversial.

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Booker Prize 2020: Douglas Stuart wins prize with novel “Shuggie Bain” [Video]

Booker Prize 2020: Douglas Stuart wins prize with novel “Shuggie Bain”

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 05:52Published

Scottish debut novelist wins the Booker Prize [Video]

Scottish debut novelist wins the Booker Prize

Douglas Stuart has won the Booker Prize for his debut novel Shuggie Bain. Thenovel is based on Stuart’s childhood, and tells the story of a young boygrowing up with a mother who is battling..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:48Published
Avni Doshi: first-time novelist's 'surreal' experience of Booker Prize shortlist. [Video]

Avni Doshi: first-time novelist's 'surreal' experience of Booker Prize shortlist.

In this edition of interview, we chat to Avni Doshi, the first-time novelist based in Dubai about her Booker Prize-shortlisted ‘Burnt Sugar’, the Emirates Literary Festival and why literature is so..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 08:00Published

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