The Man Booker Prize at Frankfurt Book Fair


The leading literary award in the English speaking world, The Man Booker Prize, will be in the spotlight at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair (19-23 October). Ahead of the announcement of this year’s winner on Tuesday 25th October, the Book Fair will host three key literary events to help celebrate the finest fiction written in English today. Since 1969 The Man Booker Prize has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding new novels each year. The 2016 winner will be chosen from a shortlist of six novels, with the author of winning title receiving a cheque for £50,000.

Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation, Gaby Wood, said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating the authors shortlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize at Frankfurt Book Fair. The Prize is open to all novelists writing in English; as such, it is a truly global award, and there is no better forum for the international exchange of literary ideas than Frankfurt.”

Three high-profile events, all taking place in Frankfurt on Wednesday 19th October, will discuss the importance of this prestigious award and will shine a light on this year’s contenders. Firstly, in the morning Gaby Wood will conduct a one-on-one interview with one of the shortlisted authors in the Reading Tent in the Agora. The name of this writer will be revealed in due course, after the shortlist is announced tomorrow, Tuesday 13th September.

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