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Outsider Beats Big Names for Booker Prize

Irish author Anne Enright wins with bleak family tale

(Newser) - Chalk up one for the little guy (or girl): Relative newcomer Anne Enright won this year's coveted Man Booker prize for best novel, fending off big names like Ian McEwan and Lloyd Jones. Prize chairman Sir Howard Davies blasted book reviewers at the event, saying they treat known authors with... More »

Booker Shortlist Mixes McEwan, New Names

New Zealander given top odds for leading literary gong

(Newser) - A diverse group of novels has been selected for the shortlist for this year's Man Booker Prize, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the English language. The six novels in the running cover wide terrain, from civil war in Papua New Guinea to environmental disaster in India to... More »

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