In honour of the late, much-loved novelist Dame Beryl Bainbridge, the Booker Prize Foundation has created a special prize, The Man Booker Best of Beryl.
Dame Beryl Bainbridge was shortlisted five times for the Booker Prize, but never actually won. Despite many other literary accolades, the press's phrase – the 'Booker bridesmaid' – stuck. Now, the Booker Prize Foundation is askings the public to consider which of her five shortlisted novels deserves the accolade.
The public are invited to vote – via an online poll on the Man Booker website www.themanbookerprize.com which opened for voting on Tuesday 8 February – for their favourite of Dame Beryl's five shortlisted novels. The winning title will be announced in mid April 2011.
Visit the Man Booker Prize website for the full announcement of the Best of Beryl Prize, and for more information on the Man Booker Foundation and the annual prize awards.
And visit www.littlebrown.co.uk for more information on Beryl Bainbridge's books published in the UK by Abacus.
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