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The Booker Prizes Podcast is an exciting audio series that looks at the very best from the world of books. The Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, and has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over four decades. The International Booker Prize is awarded to an author and translator to encourage more publishing and reading of quality fiction in translation.

Join the conversation about The Booker Prizes at @TheBookerPrizes and #FinestFiction.

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The Booker Prizes The Booker Prizes

    • Arts
    • 3.6, 22 Ratings

The Booker Prizes Podcast is an exciting audio series that looks at the very best from the world of books. The Prize is the leading literary award in the English speaking world, and has brought recognition, reward and readership to outstanding fiction for over four decades. The International Booker Prize is awarded to an author and translator to encourage more publishing and reading of quality fiction in translation.

Join the conversation about The Booker Prizes at @TheBookerPrizes and #FinestFiction.

www.thebookerprizes.com

For The Booker Prizes playlists, visit: https://spoti.fi/2k8oJq6

    The 2020 Booker Prize longlist episode

    The 2020 Booker Prize longlist episode

    The 2020 Booker Prize longlist has been announced. 13 fantastic titles make up the ‘Booker Dozen’ and podcast host, Joe Haddow explores each novel on the list and the reasons behind the judges’ decision. Joining Joe is chair of judges, Margaret Busby, and fellow judges Lemn Sissay and Sameer Rahim. The 2020 shortlist will be announced on 15 September. Find out more about the longlist here: https://bit.ly/3feClGP
    This episode was recorded and produced remotely. Keep up to date with news on the Prize at thebookerprizes.com and @TheBookerPrizes on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

    • 52 min
    The 2020 International Booker Prize BONUS shortlist episode

    The 2020 International Booker Prize BONUS shortlist episode

    We’re delighted to announce this bonus episode featuring the 2020 International Booker Prize shortlist. Host Joe Haddow caught up with actor and Women’s Prize shortlisted author Natalie Haynes and 2020 judge Jennifer Croft to discuss the shortlist and how the pandemic and lockdown has affected their work and personal lives. Tune into the digital winner announcement on 26 August 2020.
    This episode was recorded and produced remotely.

    Keep up with The Booker Prizes via thebookerprizes.com and follow us @TheBookerPrizes on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

    • 41 min
    The 2020 International Booker Prize shortlist episode

    The 2020 International Booker Prize shortlist episode

    In our 2020 International Booker Prize shortlist episode, Joe Haddow talks through the six books on the 2020 shortlist with chair of judges, Ted Hodgkinson and judge Lucie Campos. They also discuss remote judging meetings, the need to understand their fellow judges’ ways of reading and their unique perspectives, and why there’s never been a better time to get stuck into books.

    Later on, we have a special recording from last month's launch of Hilary Mantel’s long awaited final installment of her Wolf Hall trilogy, ‘The Mirror and Light’. There, Joe caught up with the fiction buyer for Waterstones, Bea Carvalho, and Mantel’s editor, Nicholas Pearson, on all things Mantel-mania.

    • 46 min
    The 2019 Booker Prize Winners Episode

    The 2019 Booker Prize Winners Episode

    In our 2019 Booker Prize winner podcast, Joe Haddow speaks to one of this year’s winners, Bernardine Evaristo, on feeling ‘dazed and amazed’ about her success, the importance of writing about many black British women, and what the future holds post-Booker Prize win. We also hear the winning speeches from both Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo live from the Guildhall.
    We spoke to a few guests ahead of the announcement, including 2004 Man Booker Prize winner Alan Hollinghurst, actress Elizabeth McGovern, Sir Peter Bazalgette and book blogger Simon Savidge about who they thought would take the trophy.
    The night before the winner announcement we headed to Southbank Centre and caught up with event host Natalie Haynes and shortlisted authors Salman Rushdie and Chigozie Obioma.

    • 46 min
    2019 Booker Prize Episode 3

    2019 Booker Prize Episode 3

    In episode three of the 2019 Booker Prize podcast, host Joe Haddow interviews three of this year's shortlisted authors Lucy Ellmann, Bernardine Evaristo and Elif Shafak at the shortlist party, held at the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion.

    We also headed to the launch of Margaret Atwood's shortlisted book The Testaments, held at the Waterstones flagship store in Piccadilly, where we interviewed Waterstones' Managing Director, James Daunt and their fiction buyer Bea Carvalho.

    Finally, we chat to White Lies songwriter and guitarist Charles Cave to discuss why he finds reading on tour more enjoyable than reading when he's in busy London.

    • 40 min
    2019 Booker Prize Shortlist Episode

    2019 Booker Prize Shortlist Episode

    In the shortlist episode, host Joe Haddow speaks to judges Afua Hirsch, Xiaolu Guo, and Joanna MacGregor who talk us through all the books that have made the shortlist and the ways they speak to contemporary reality, but come at it sideways.

    Joe then talks to BBC Radio 6 Music broadcaster, comedian and one-time author, Shaun Keaveny about his love for reading, which he developed in recent years.

    Joanna MacGregor's playlist:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7M90ZnH4PU5KKaj3VJX5dA

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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Great podcast!

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