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Eleanor Catton Has Won the Man Booker Prize

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Eleanor Catton has won the Man Booker Prize for 2013 with The Luminaries. You can read a free excerpt at this link. Here’s more about the novel:

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.

We also collected free samples of all the longlisted books and wrote about one longlisted book that was rejected 47 times.

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Jim Crace Gets Best Odds To Win the Booker Prize

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U.K. gamblers at Ladbrokes have set betting odds for the prestigious Booker Prize.

Currently, novelist Jim Crace leads with a 6/4 chance of winning with HarvestColm Toíbín‘s The Testament of Mary has a 7/2 chance of winning and Eleanor Catton‘s The Luminaries has a 4/1 shot.

The winner will be announced on October 15th. We also collected free samples of all the longlisted books and wrote about one longlisted book that was rejected 47 times.

Read Free Samples of the Man Booker Shortlist

The Man Booker shortlist has been revealed for 2013. We’ve collected free samples of many of the books on the list below–what do you think?

The winner will be announced on October 15th.

We also collected free samples of all the longlisted books and wrote about one longlisted book that was rejected 47 times.

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Flavorpill & Granta Launch Film Contest

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In one of the more unexpected partnerships in recent memory, the literary journal Granta is teaming up with the website Flavorpill to co-sponsor a short film contest.

Flavorpill, Granta and London’s School of Life just announced the The Rehearsal Project Short-Film Contest, soliciting 3-minute or less videos from readers to celebrate the release of Eleanor Catton‘s debut novel, “The Rehearsal.” The deadline is July 21st.

Here are more details, from the site: “In the run-up to The Rehearsal’s July launch, we’re seeking out film or digital shorts that touch on the broad theme of ‘life as performance.’ We’ll be posting our favorites on Flavorpill through the month, with the winner to be decided by a high profile judging panel and announced at the School of Life on July 23 and worldwide through Flavorpill.” (Via Jacket Copy)