The Man Booker Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious literary awards, annually recognizes the year’s best work of fiction. The selection committee changes year to year and is usually helmed by accomplished writers and critics. This year’s prize committee will be chaired by A.C. Grayling, a noted British philosopher. The judges include Jonathan Bate, Sarah Churchwell, Dr. Alastair Niven, Dr. Daniel Glaser, and Erica Wagner. The shortlist has already been announced and includes such literary luminaries as diverse as Joshua Ferris, Neel Mukherjee, and Karen Joy Fowler. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 14th. Here is the Booker Prize website.
As we anxiously wait for the winner to be announced, Off the Shelf has decided to collect and share our favorite Man Booker nominees and winners over the course of its more than forty year existence. Enjoy!