The Man Booker Prize for Fiction represents the very best in contemporary fiction. One of the world’s most prestigious awards, and one of incomparable influence, it continues to be the pinnacle of ambition for every fiction writer.
The prize aims to reward the best novel of the year written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. The Man Booker judges are selected from the country’s finest critics, writers and academics to maintain the consistent excellence of the prize. The winner of the Man Booker Prize receives £50,000 and both the winner and the shortlisted authors are guaranteed a worldwide readership plus a dramatic increase in book sales.
For more information, visit The Man Booker Prize website.
August 14, 2006 - Long list announced.
September 14, 2006 - Short list announced
October 10, 2006 -- Winner announced
The 2006 MAN BOOKER WINNER:
- The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai WINNER!
The 2006 MAN BOOKER SHORT LIST:
- The Secret River by Kate Grenville
- Carry Me Down by M.J. Hyland
- In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar
- Mother's Milk by Edward St. Aubyn
- The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
The remaining 2006 MAN BOOKER LONG LIST:
- Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey
- Gathering the Water by Robert Edric
- Get a Life by Nadine Gordimer
- Kalooki Nights by Howard Jacobson
- Seven Lies by James Lasdun
- The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson
- So Many Ways to Begin by Jon McGregor
- The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
- The Perfect Man by Naeem Murr
- Be Near Me by Andrew O'Hagan
- The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson
- The Ruby in her Navel by Barry Unsworth