What will happen to the Winner of the Man Booker Prize

THE WINNER OF THE 2013 MAN BOOKER PRIZE

Every year the Man Booker Prize winner is guaranteed a huge increase in sales, firstly in hardback and then in paperback.  There is spin-off too in global sales of books, in future publishing contracts and in film and TV rights. Besides the fortune, the winner of the Man Booker Prize can also be sure of fame. The announcement of the winner has been covered by television, radio and press worldwide.

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The Luminaries

Eleanor Catton

2013

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields.  On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes.  A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk.  Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky.
Udayan will give everything for what he believes and in doing so will transform the futures of those dearest to him: his newly married, pregnant wife, his brother and their parents. The repercussions of his actions will link their fates irrevocably and tragically together, reverberating across continents and seeping through the generations that follow.
SHORT HISTORY OF THE PRIZE

The Booker Prize was originally limited to English writers from the Commonwealth but this will be the last year with such a restriction.  From 2014, The Man Booker Prize will be open to authors from everywhere as long as they are written in English and published within the UK the year of the award.  The book cannot be self published or a translation.

The prize was first awarded in 1969, to P H Newby for the novel Something to Answer For.

The prize money awarded with the Booker Prize was originally £21,000, and was subsequently raised to £50,000 in 2002 under the sponsorship of the Man Group.  In 2002 The Man Booker Prize Foundation became a charity.

 

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