Booker Prize Project


By Jean Baird | February 3, 2010

Jean Baird continues her Booker Prize analyses. 1972 was a good year.

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Booker Prize, 1971

By Jean Baird | January 20, 2010

1971 Jury: John Fowles, Saul Bellow, Lady Antonia Fraser, Philip Toynbee and John Gross. I assume we all know the first three (how did they get rid of Dame West?) Philip Toynbee was a British writer and journalist. He wrote experimental novels, and distinctive verse novels, one of which was an epic called Pantaloon. He…

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Booker Prize, 1970

By Jean Baird | December 29, 2009

(An addendum appears at the end of this article) 1970   Jury: David Holloway, Dame Rebecca West, Lady Antonia Fraser, Ross Higgins, Richard Hoggart. Holloway is not the guy who played in the CFL. I assume he’s the critic. Fraser is Harold Pinter’s second wife and a detective novelist and historian. Higgins? No idea. The…

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Reading the Bookers: 1969

By Jean Baird | November 25, 2009

Jean Baird begins to read novels shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She begins with 1969…

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