The votes will then be counted and the result of the public vote announced at a gala evening at Newcastle City Library on October 18 as the winner of the Man Booker Prize
is announced in London.
gambles are generally spot on, unless I'm in on them, so when bookies report a landslide of bets on one candidate, you suspect the money is wellinformed.
Wolf Hall, the bookmakers frontrunner for the Man Booker Prize
, is Mantel's first title to reach the Booker shortlist and is her 11th work of fiction.
The International Prize for Arabic Fiction was launched in Abu Dhabi in April 2007, a collaborative effort by the Booker Prize
Foundation, the Emirates Foundation and the Weidenfeld Institute for Strategic Dialogue.
Winning the Booker Prize
in 2006 for her second novel, the author credits her mother's house with giving her the inspiration to write, but admits that it was hard to come up with the title.
Roy, whose book, The God of Small Things, won the Booker Prize
in 1997, was also fined pounds 28.
The child of Russian and Polish Jewish immigrants, Grant, 59, was short-listed for the 2008 Man Booker Prize
for The Clothes on Their Backs, which won a South Bank Show literature award.
James Naughtie is chair of the judges for this year's Man Booker Prize
, which is awarded to a work in the English language by an author from the Commonwealth or Ireland, he is joined on the judging panel by biographer and critic Lucasta Miller; Michael Prodger, literary editor of The Sunday Telegraph; Professor John Mullan, academic, journalist and broadcaster; and Sue Perkins, comedian, journalist and broadcaster.
THE shortlist for the Man Booker Prize
has been announced with six books up for the prestigious pounds 50,000 prize, to be announced on October 6, writes Journal Arts Editor David Whetstone.
OH MY GHOSH Amitav is fancied to claim Booker prize
Welsh novelist Sarah Waters last night missed out on winning the 2006 Man Booker Prize
for her book The Night Watch.
The shortlist for the prestigious Booker Prize
literary award was announced yesterday and there was no place for the bookies' favourite, Dame Beryl Bainbridge.