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2015 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

2015 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

This morning in London the judging panel for the 2015 Man Booker Prize announced its shortlist of six books.   Press Release: Marlon James, Tom McCarthy, Chigozie Obioma, Sunjeev Sahota, Anne Tyler and Hanya Yanagihara are today, Tuesday 15 September, announced as the shortlisted authors for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The six names were announced

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Man Booker Prize Announces 2015 Longlist

The longlist for the £50,000 Man Booker Prize was announced this morning, Wednesday 29th July 2015. From the Press Release:   This year’s longlist of 13 books was selected by a panel of five judges chaired by Michael Wood, and also comprising Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, John Burnside, Sam Leith and Frances Osborne. The judges considered 156 books for this year’s

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Indie Book Contests…. To Enter Or Not To Enter… Or More Trouble Than It’s Worth? – Rhonda Rees | Guest Post

Getting an award, receiving accolades, being honored as one of the best in what you do – and giving your reputation a much-needed boost. Now, who wouldn’t want this great type of recognition and acknowledgement? Especially if you are an independent author or self-publisher, and you are actively looking for ways to build up your

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Self-Published Title Makes Polari First Book Prize Longlist

Al Brookes’ The Gift of Looking Closely has been selected in the Polari First Book Prize longlist of ten books. The longlist was announced last night at the Polari Literary Salon in London’s Southbank Centre. The award was created five years ago to celebrate a writer whose first book explores the LGBT experience, whether in poetry, prose,

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Three Translated Novels Included in Impac Dublin Literary Award Shortlist

Three translated novels have been included in the shortlist for this year’s International Impac Dublin Literary Award. Press Release: Wednesday 15th April 2015: 10 novels have been shortlisted for the 20th International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award, managed by Dublin City Libraries. The list includes TransAtlantic by Irish author and former winner, Colum McCann, three novels in

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Writers Be Warned: Has Bookbzz Buzzed Off? | Helen Hollick | Guest Post

British historical fiction author Helen Hollick shares her negative experience of using one book marketing company.    I’m not sure if I’m disappointed, angry or red-faced embarrassed. Either way I owe all my friends and readers a profound apology. Remember a few weeks ago I was asking nicely (well OK also threatening with a rather

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