Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Man Booker Announcement Today

Man Booker announced today.The announcement of the winner of the 2006 Man Booker Prize for Fiction will air on the BBC 10 O'Clock News; this will be followed by coverage on BBC 2 Newsnight, BBC News 24 and BBC Radio 4 as well as interviews that will air around the world. BBC Radio 4's Today Programme has been airing pieces on the shortlisted authors throughout this week and the Culture Show also featured a slot on the Prize on the 30 September.

The six shortlisted books were chosen from a longlist of 19 and are:

Desai, Kiran. The Inheritance of Loss - Hamish Hamilton
Grenville, Kate. The Secret River - Canongate
Hyland, M.J. Carry Me Down - Canongate
Matar, Hisham. In the Country of Men - Viking
St Aubyn, Edward. Mother’s Milk - Picador
Waters, Sarah. The Night Watch - Virago