Saturday October 10th at 7.00pm
Not the Booker LIVE EVENT
The first Not The Booker Prize was launched in 2009 by Sam Jordison in the Guardian. This award offers the public a chance to have their say in deciding who wins the prize. Mmm, slightly more democratic than other big book prizes, don’t you think?
|This Year’s Prize
The entry criterion is very similar to the Booker Prize.
Readers are asked to nominate a book fitting these criteria and a longlist is then announced. This longlist is then whittled down to six books.
The six shortlisted books were announced on August 3rd.
Kirstin Innes – Fishnet (Freight Books)
Kat Gordon – The Artificial Anatomy of Parks (Legend Press)
Oliver Langmead – Dark Star (Unsung Stories)
Paul McVeigh – The Good Son (Salt)
Tasha Kavanagh – Things We Have in Common (Canongate)
Melanie Finn – Shame (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
And we are delighted that the Not the Booker Prize is going live! Wembley Arena was deemed too insignificant and The South Bank was turned down. Only Wood Green could host such an event.
All six authors have been invited by The Guardian to attend a panel reading and discussion. We are delighted that we think all six will be able to make it…
Hosted by Sam Jordison, not only will you get the chance to meet the authors, there will also be a Q and A and a signing.
Tickets for this event are just £5, available HERE, redeemable on any of the shortlisted books.
Spaces are very limited and this event is likely to sell out very quickly.