Man Booker Prize

RH’s LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders 2017 Man Booker Winner

“The form and style of this utterly original novel, reveals a witty, intelligent, and deeply moving narrative,”  Lola, Baroness Young, Chair of Judges, is describing the rapturously reviewed and New York Times number one bestselling LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders which has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, one of the most renowned annual international literary honors.  First awarded in 1969, the Prize is open for writers of any nationality, writing in English, and published in the U.K.

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LINCOLN IN THE BARDO is published in the U.S. as a Random House hardcover and e-book, and a Random House Audio.  Penguin Random House Canada distributes the Random House edition. Writing in the New York Times Book Review, Colson Whitehead said of the novel: “A luminous feat of generosity and humanism.  Here is a crucible for heroic American identity; fearful but unflagging; hopeful even in tragedy; staggering, however tentatively, toward a better world.” Congratulation to George Saunders, his editor Andy Ward, the Random House and Random House Audio publication teams, and all our 2017 Man Booker short and long listed authors published across our imprints. As their publisher, we are humbled by the recognition bestowed in 2017 upon Nobel Literature Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro, our four Pulitzer Prize winners, and now George Saunders as recipients of this year’s highest literary honors

Our Man Booker Prize Longlist Selections

Man Booker Prize1This year’s longlist of semi-finalists for London-originated The Man Booker Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious literary fiction honors, has been announced, and among its thirteen entries are several authors whose latest books are published by Penguin Random House U.S. and Canada imprints:  

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THE SCHOOLDAYS OF JESUS by J.M. Coetzee (Viking, 2/17, in the U.S./ Harvill Secker, 10/16, in Canada) EILEEN by Otessa Moshfegh (Penguin Press) MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON by Elizabeth Strout (Random House; Random House Audio) Penguin Random House Canada also publishes these two semi-finalists: ALL THAT MAN IS by David Szalay (McClelland & Stewart) DO NOT SAY WE HAVE NOTHING by Madeleine Thien  (Knopf Canada) Penguin Random House UK imprints publish the following 2016 longlisters: man bookerSERIOUS SWEET by A.L. Kennedy (Jonathan Cape) HOT MILK by Deborah Levy (Hamish Hamilton) EILEEN by Otessa Moshfegh (Jonathan Cape) MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON by Elizabeth Strout (Viking UK) ALL THAT MAN IS by David Szalay (Jonathan Cape) Warm congratulations to all of our longlisted authors and their publishers. View the complete longlist  for the Man Booker Prize here. On September 13, the Man Booker shortlist of six books will be announced.  The 2016 prize winner will then be revealed on October 25 in London’s Guildhall at a black-tie dinner. The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English and published in the UK.  The rules of the prize were changed at the end of 2013 to embrace the English language “in all its vigor, its vitality, its versatility and its glory,” opening the competition up to writers beyond the UK and Commonwealth.