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Man Booker Prize Goes to Julian Barnes

'The Sense of an Ending' author once called prize 'posh bingo'

(Newser) - Julian Barnes once described the Man Booker Prize as “posh bingo,” but he won that game of bingo this week. Barnes won the 2011 prize for his 150-page novella, The Sense of an Ending, in a decision that took the judges just 31 minutes to reach, the Telegraph... More »

Philip Roth Wins Man Booker Prize

...but one member of the 3-person judging panel quits in protest

(Newser) - Philip Roth, the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author of the 1960s cultural touchstone Portnoy's Complaint and more than two dozen other novels, was named today as the winner of the Man Booker International Prize for fiction. Roth beat 12 other short-listed authors—including Britain's John le Carre, Australia's... More »

Canadian Snags Man Booker International

77-year-old short-story writer Munro 'just won us over,' judge says

(Newser) - Alice Munro, whose short stories the judges described as “practically perfect,” is the third winner of the $95,000 Man Booker International prize, the Guardian reports. The 77-year-old, author of 11 short story collections and one novel, is on a path to “international literary sainthood,” fellow... More »

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