Articles Tagged 'Man Booker International Prize'

Novelist Howard Jacobson: Make ‘Em Laugh

Howard Jacobson says that serious novels should be funny. “The novel is about making you laugh,” the Man Booker Prize winner told the PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown on his blog Art Beat. Jacobson is currently promoting the American publication of his 1999 novel, The Mighty Walzer. “This has often been described as the greatest ping-pong novel ever written,” Jacobson said of […]

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Le Carre to Booker Prize: Include Me Out

Writer John le Carré has been selected for the shortlist of one of the world’s most prestigious literary awards. The only problem is, he doesn’t want it. “I am enormously flattered to be named as a finalist of the 2011 Man Booker International Prize,” le Carré said in a statement on his agent’s website. “However I […]