Literati roundup: 2013 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced….R.I.P. Marshall Berman…

2013 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

The 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist has been announced. The shortlist was announced by Chair of Judges Robert Macfarlane. The longlist of 13 books was whittled down to the following six books:


Man Booker Prize Now Open to Authors From Around the Globe

Jonathan Taylor, Chair of the Booker Prize Foundation, announced today that the Man Booker Prize will now be open to all writers who write in English, regardless of where they live. Previously, the award only considered British writers. The books must have been written originally in English and published in Great Britain, but it does not matter where the author lives. Taylor says that the prize will now “recognise, celebrate and embrace authors writing in English, whether from Chicago, Sheffield or Shanghai.”


Marshall Berman, author of ‘All that is solid…”, is no more

The author of ‘All that is solid melts into air‘ has breathed his last of this planet’s oxygen but his spirit lives on. His buddy Todd Gitlin salutes him.

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