The Man Booker Prizeis given annually to a novel by an author in Britain, Ireland or one of the Commonwealth nations. It is highly prestigious, as well as often highly contentious and controversial. This year was no exception. This year's prize went to one of Britain's leading writers, winning for his first time, JulianBarnes.
18.11.2011 [The Bookseller] - Random House is launching a company-wide, new digital short story brand, called Story-cuts, with more than 150 e-books, comprising 243 stories, by authors including JulianBarnes and Ruth Rendell. Some of the e-books will contain more than one story
18.11.2011 [Telegraph.co.uk] - As for the novel that did land this year's Man Booker prize, The Sense of an Ending by JulianBarnes (Jonathan Cape, £12.99): one thing that can and should be said in its favour is that its technical expertise is little short of remarkable.
18.11.2011 [Telegraph.co.uk] - The delicacy of The Sense of an Ending by JulianBarnes (Cape, £12.99) has been rightly honoured and I also admired the verbal exuberance of Alan Hollinghurst's The Stranger's Child (Picador, £20). Jennifer Egan's American novel A Visit From the Goon
17.11.2011 [The Guardian] - Those who let JulianBarnes win the Booker, prompting all the articles/tweets/blog posts about how boring it was that JulianBarnes had won the Booker. And let's not forget all the people who'll post boring replies on the end of this meta-boring