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The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2010


The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2010

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year.

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2010 Winner


On October 12, London author and columnist Howard Jacobson was named the winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for THE FINKLER QUESTION, a recently published novel of love, friendship and loss that explores questions of questions of Jewish identity. THE FINKLER QUESTION is the third Bloomsbury novel to win the prize, besting a stellar shortlist that included PARROT AND OLIVIER IN AMERICA by Peter Carey, ROOM by Emma Donoghue, IN A STRANGE ROOM by Damon Galgut, THE LONG SONG by Andrea Levy and C by Tom McCarthy. Twice longlisted for the Man Booker Prize with KALOOKI NIGHT in 2006 and WHO’S SORRY NOW in 2002, Jacobson is a writer who has been characterized by his uncanny ability to “recognize the humor in almost any situation,” and his latest novel has been heralded as “a completely worthy winner of this great prize.”