InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Hilary Mantel Wins Man Booker Prize

manbooker2009.jpgLast night Hilary Mantel won the Man Booker Prize, taking a prize worth nearly $80,000 for her novel, “Wolf Hall”–a historical biography about Henry VIII’s adviser, Thomas Cromwell.

Last year Aravind Adiga won the annual prize for “The White Tiger.” According to The Daily Beast, the judges included (among others) a TV comedian, a literature professor, and a radio reporter.

Here’s more from the article: “The winner of literature’s prestigious Man Booker gets £50,000 for a work that can take years. It’s less than a third of what the Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney (who, I suspect, has never read a novel) gets in a week. Shortlisted candidates pick up a check for £2,500–and a year’s free membership in Soho’s Groucho Club. Pity the country, to paraphrase Brecht, that needs literary heroes.”

Mediabistro Course

The Art of the Book Review

The Art of the Book ReviewStarting August 4, learn how to get paid to write reviews that will influence the publishing landscape! Taught by a Publishers Weekly book critic, you'll learn how to recommend a book to its audience, write reviews of varying lengths, tailor a review to a specific publication and more! You'll leave this course with two original reviews and a list of paying markets for book reviews. Register now!