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The Biblio File
June 4, 2018

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It’s time to put away the wool socks and break out the sunscreen.  June is the perfect time to start making your summer reading list.  Come visit us at the library – we can help!


The Booker Prize Foundation has launched the Golden Man Booker Prize to mark their 50th anniversary. This special one-off award will crown the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the prize, as chosen by five judges and then voted for by the public.

The Golden Man Booker will put all 51 winners – which are all still in print – back under the spotlight, to discover which of them has stood the test of time, remaining relevant to readers today.

Five judges have been appointed to read the winning novels from each decade of the prize and choose what, in his or her opinion, is the best winner from that particular decade then champion their choice against the others.

The five books will then be put to a month-long public vote from May 26, 2018 to June 25, 2018 on the Man Booker Prize website to decide the overall winner, announced at the Man Booker 50 Festival on 8 July 2018.

The Golden Five are:

From the 1970s – In a Free State by V.S. Naipaul

From the 1980s – Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively

From the 1990s – The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

From the 2000s – Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

From the 2010s – Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Who do you think will take the crown?