The winner of the Man Booker Prize will be announced on October 17 in London’s Guildhall.
Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is welcome at a time when words such as ‘secularism’ and ‘reservation’ are becoming unwelcome, but the astute storytelling you’d expect is sadly missing.
The 13 titles vying for the literary award showcase a diverse approach to South Asian narratives.
The shortlist will be announced on September 13 and the winner on October 17.
The announcement marks 19 years since Roy’s debut novel, The God of Small Things, took the literary world by storm and won her the Man Booker Prize.
In Middle Passage (1962), V S Naipaul’s account of revisiting the Caribbean, the author is swept up by the voices of its inhabitants. As one taxi driver tells him: “Is only when you live here as long as me that you know the sort of animal it is.” […]
This year’s Man Booker shortlist, just announced, features two Britons, two Americans, one Jamaican and a Nigerian (four men and two women) and has been applauded for its diversity. Some of those considered frontrunners – such as Pulitzer winner Marilynne Robinson and former winner Anne Enright – were overtaken […]