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Man Booker Prize Goes Digital with iPhone App
If you love literature, you've probably heard of the Man Booker Prize (often, simply "The Booker"). Since 1968, the prize has been awarded annually to the "best" full-length, original, English novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations or Ireland. The winner generally goes on to become an international success—and usually for good reason. The Booker Prize Foundation strives to find the "finest fiction."
It's quite nice, then, to see the Man Booker Prize App.
In the spirit of promoting fine fiction, the app features a full chronological history the prize, including the longlist, shortlist, information about the judges, and (duh) winning authors and books. It also includes exclusive author interviews, video content and audio and text extracts from selected Man Booker Prize titles.
And, of course, you'll also be able to buy the books, either from an online retailer (Amazon) or using the app's location search to find the closest bookstore.
At least for the UK, the Man Booker Prize app is the first literary prize app to hit the App Store. It's not revolutionary—but I do love fine fiction, and having easy access to one more list of recommendations is always a nice thing.