2010 Man Booker Prize

The judging panel for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was announced on Wednesday 9 December 2009.

Full details here.

From wikipedia: The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known in short as the Booker Prize, is a  literary prize awarded each year for the best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of either the Commonwealth of Nations, Ireland or Zimbabwe.  It was first awarded in 1969.

The Man Booker International Prize, awarded every two years, recognises one writer for their achievement in fiction. This prize was first awarded in 2005.

Including authors with dual citizenship, the UK has the most winners of the prize at 25. Second is Australia with six winners; Ireland & India each have four winners. In order, winners from India are:

Salman Rushdie                           1981                      Midnight’s Children

Arundhati Roy                             1997                      The God of Small Things

Kiran Desai                                    2006                     The Inheritance of Loss

Arvind Adiga                                2008                      The White Tiger

The longlist, ‘The Man Booker Dozen’ – the 12 (or 13) titles under serious consideration for the prize – will be announced in late July 2010 and a shortlist of six books will be announced in early September 2010. The Man Booker Prize 2010 winner announcement will be broadcast by the BBC from London’s Guildhall at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 12 October 2010.