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.
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The 2020 Booker Prize shortlist episode
Host Joe Haddow is joined by two of this year’s judges Lee Child and Emily Wilson as take us through each book on the recently announced 2020 Booker Prize shortlist.
We also hear from each of the shortlisted authors themselves: Diane Cook, author of The New Wilderness; Tsitsi Dangarembga shortlisted for This Mournable Body; author of Burnt Sugar, Avni Doshi; Maaza Mengiste shortlisted for The Shadow King; Douglas Stuart, author of Shuggie Bain; and Brandon Taylor, shortlisted for Real Life, as they react to the news of making it onto the 2020 Booker Prize shortlist.
The 2020 International Booker Prize Winners' episode
Join us for the winners’ episode. Host Joe Haddow talks to 2020 International Booker Prize winners, author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld and translator Michele Hutchison about their book The Discomfort of Evening and their win. We also remember the virtual celebration, hearing again the speech from Chair of 2020 judges, Ted Hodgkinson. Interpreter Winnie Smith is also present.
This podcast was recorded and produced remotely.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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How did I not know this was a thing?!
I have LOVED everything about the Booker Prize from the judging process to trying to read through the Longlist and guess the winner. This is a podcast created for Uber book nerd. And it is wonderful.