Penguin dominates Booker shortlist
The shortlist for the 2008 Man Booker Prize for fiction has been announced and Penguin Group publishes or distributes five of the six titles on the list. A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz is published by Penguin Group imprint Hamish Hamilton in the UK, Australia, India and South Africa. The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry is published by Penguin Group (USA)'s Viking imprint and also distributed by Penguin in Canada and India. Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh is published by Penguin India and Penguin Canada. Additionally The Clothes on Their Backs by Linda Grant (Virago) is distributed by Penguin Canada and Penguin South Africa and The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (Atlantic) is distributed by Penguin Australia and Penguin South Africa.
The Booker is one of the UK's most prestigious prizes for fiction and the winner will receive worldwide recognition and a prize worth £50,000. In 2006, Penguin author Kiran Desai won with her novel The Inheritance of Loss. This year's winner will be announced at an award ceremony in London on 14 October.
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