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Full details promised this Wednesday, as critics fear £50,000 prize will lose its identity, The Guardian reports
It was reported over the weekend that the Man Booker prize will open up to US authors as of 2014, after 45 years of recognising the work of writers from UK, Ireland and Commonwealth countries.
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Three Asian writers, Indian-American Jhumpa Lahiri, New Zealander Eleanor Catton and Japanese-American Ruth Ozeki have made it to the Man Booker Prize 2013 shortlist, which was announced today.
Other contenders on the list are Colm Tóibín, NoViolet Bulawayo and Jim Crace. Jim Crace, with Harvest, is already being touted as the “marginal favourite” to take the top literary prize, The Independent said.
Hilary Mantel has won the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for her novel Bring up the Bodies, the sequel to Wolf Hall, which won the prize in 2009.
Mantel is the first woman and the first British author to win the prestigious literary prize twice.
“This double accolade is uniquely deserved,” said Sir Peter Stothard, chairman of the judges.
The book is about Thomas Cromwell, an adviser to King Henry VIII, and charts the bloody downfall of Anne Boleyn.
It is the second book in a trilogy.
A third instalment, to be called The Mirror and the Light, will continue Cromwell’s story until his execution in 1540.
Mantel was announced as the winner at London’s Guildhall on Tuesday night.
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There would be more for literature lovers at the next Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) to be held from January 24 to 28, 2013. The annual literature festival that has been growing in reputation since it was first-held in 2008 would add another exquisite feather to its cap in its sixth editionby establishing a connection with The Man Booker International Prize.
“We will be announcing the ‘List of Finalists’ for the Man Booker International Prize at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Thursday, 24 January 2013. This will include an event as part of the festival at the Diggi Palace Hotel followed by an invitational dinner celebration at the City Palace,” said Truda Spruyt, associate director (culture), Colman Getty Consultants, the UK’s iconic culture and campaigning consultancy, which handles the prize.