Booker Prize

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Occupation Margaret Forster
After that she became a full-time writer. Apart from her steady output as a novelist, memoir-writer, and historian, she worked as a book-reviewer for the Evening Standard from 1977 to 1980. Later she served as...
Occupation Antonia Fraser
While bringing up her children, AF persevered with the writing career she had already launched. As the wife of a wealthy man, she did voluntary work of various kinds, chairing the Prison Committee and, for...
Occupation Maggie Gee
Having been a temporary filing clerk before university, MG worked from 1972 to 1974 for Elsevier International Press at their offices in Oxford, then spent six months on the dole, writing. While working at...
Occupation Marina Warner
In 1994 MW took a position teaching creative writing in the department of literature, film and theatre studies at the University of Essex . This was a new experience for her, though she had already...
Textual Production Margaret Forster
MF 's short novel Marital Rites resulted from her decision to try the genre of brittle farce, which she had observed to be popular among candidates for the Booker Prize , for which she...

Timeline

10 October 2006
Kiran Desai won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction for her novel The Inheritance of Loss.