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A History of the Booker Prize
Contemporary Fiction Since 1992




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ISBN 9781032019109
August 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
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In this book, Merritt Moseley offers a brief history of the Booker Prize since 1992. With a short chapter covering each year, we follow the change in criteria, the highs and lows, shortlists, winners and controversies of the Booker Prize. The book also functions as an example of literary criticism for each of the books involved analysing the judging process and the winning books.

Exploring themes such as literary vs popular fiction, the role of Postcolonial work in what began as a very "British" prize, the role of marketing, publishing, and the Booker organisation itself, the book offers a crucial view into literary prize culture. The book spends time looking at exclusions, as well as the overall role and function of the literary prize. What books aren’t included and why? Why has the Booker become so significant?

This book will be of use to anyone with an interest in, or studying, contemporary literature, literary prizes, literary culture and British Literature as well as publishing studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. 1992  2. 1993  3. 1994  4. 1995  5. 1996  6. 1997  7. 1998  8. 1999  9. 2000  10. 2001  11. 2002  12. 2003  13. 2004  14. 2005  15. 2006  16. 2007  17. 2008  18. 2009  19. 2010  20. 2011  21. 2012  22. 2013  23. 2014  24. 2015  25. 2016  26. 2017  27. 2018  28. 2019

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Biography

Merritt Moseley is an Emeritus Professor of English. He is the author of critical books on Kingsley Amis, Julian Barnes, Michael Frayn, Jonathan Coe, and Pat Barker and editor of volumes on British and Irish novelists since 1960, Booker Prize novels, and the academic novel. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina, USA.