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How to win the Booker prize – in charts

1 Man Up 6 Embrace middle age Number of winners of the Booker Prize by gender: Youngest winner Ben Okri, 32 Oldest winner Average age of winners 32 49 69 William Golding, 69 30 15 Male Winners Female Winners 20 18 18 15 16 16 10 Under 35 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65+ Male authors have won twice as often as women. Age of Booker winners on winning prize 2 Join Team GB 7 Go Fourth Which country has had the most Booker Prize winners? Where does each winning novel feature in the author's oeuvre? Britain 27 İIIIII A total of seven authors have won with their fourth book. Canada Ireland Five have won with their third. Prize winners Nigeria India Australia South Africa New Zealand Booker-winning authors have come from only eight countries. Authors from 56 countries are eligible, including Pakistan, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Singapore, Kenya, Jamaica and 50 others. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th "As Irvine Welsh recently pointed out, only one of these authorshas been Scottish. Book number Although... 8 Dwell on the past Of the 45 Booker Prize-winning novels: Nationality of winners (1969-1990) Nationality of winners (1991-2011) 16 22% Britain 10 10 59% 41% 78% Other nationalities have been set in have been set in have been set in have been set in a have been set in the the present the recent past the historical past mixture of the present and the past Your chances of winning if you are non-British have almost tripled future in the past twenty years. * Set before the author's birth 3 Goprivate 9 Which words should you use? Try these.. Or maybe these. | Privately educated fucken- Koto people Madame Mum 62 Dad's old great round bar hạnd shit day man y Pam table long forest fell again darkness new Dad town Mom Lally Vernon See way ear ife State educated* room evenkind ayor lady u might CU eyes over stret turned door head Gurielitfle Something dooriea e God guess 38 women wamjan rOom white bed heard ece Spirit face !ldllaway money last , call whole turns Leona world home Jesus mean men Word pack began time saw wind came Vane dimt eyes Dle ain nead 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Voices face time right air ran road sat food 62% of winners were privately educated. Wordle of Ben Okri's The Famished Wordle of DBC Pierre's Vernon God *We have included direct-grant grammar schools as 'state education'as they received, on average, over half of their income from the government, although they are arguably a separate category. Road (1991 winner) Little (2003 winner) 4 Join the Oxbridge Mafia.. 10 Now prepare for world domination... Percentage increase in sales (from 12 weeks before winning to 12 weeks after) Did not attend university Oxbridge 29 4895% 3320% 3238% 2391% 1733% Every other university in the world 49 16 Other Russel Group University Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre (2003) Life of Pi by Yann Martel (2002) White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (2008) True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey (2001) The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai (2006) 29% of Booker winners attended either Oxford or Cambridge. Just under half attended one of the other 17,000 Universities in the world. 5 Remember who you're talking to... Evenbeing shortlisted makes a difference Make-up of Booker Prize Judging Panel 1969-2012 Sales of Snowdrops by A.D.Miller (shortlisted in 2011) Education* University October 18th 10000 Winner announced Sept 6th Shortlist Private 56% Oxbridge 54% (not Snowdrops) 8000 announced Other university or no university State 33% 44% 20 40 60 80 100 20 40 60 80 100 6000 (11% insufficient data) (2% insufficient data) Ethnicity* Nationality 4000 July 26th Longlist announced White 99% British 85% 2000 Non-white 1% Non-British 13% 20 40 60 80 100 20 40 60 80 100 29-Oct 05-Nov 12-Nov (2% insufficient data) *We have included direct-grant grammar schools as 'state'as they received, on average, over half oftheir income from the government, although they are arguably a separate category. **We have used 2011 Census classifications of ethnicity, although we acknowledge that ethnicity is customarily seen as self-defined 04-Jun Snowdrops sold 8 copies in the week commencing 16th July 2011. It sold 9593 copies in the week commencing 24th December. Source: Nielsen Unless you're talking to yourself...? It's good for yourbacklist too... Sales of Hilary's Mantel's novels excluding Wolf Hall Two Booker judges (A.S.Byatt and Hilary Mantel) won the Booker Prize after acting as judges. October 2009 Wolf Hall wins 50000 Booker Prize Four Booker judges (Malcolm Bradbury, Philip Hensher, Rose Tremain and Peter Ackroyd) were shortlisted for the Booker after judging it. 40000 30000 Three Booker judges (Beryl Bainbridge, Paul Bailey and Nina Bawden) were nominated, then acted as judges, and were then nominated again. 20000 10000 12 other Booker judges previously won or were shortlisted for the Prize. 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Mantel's previous books (Every Day is Mother's Day, Vacant Possession, Eight Monthson Ghazzah Street, Fludd, A Place of Greater Safety, A Change of Climate, An Experiment in Love, The Giant, O'Brien, Giving Up the Ghost, Learning to Talk and Beyond Black) collectively sold 4670 copies in 2008 and 42376 in 2010. This represents a rise of over 900% Source: Nielsen 11-Jun 18-Jun 25-Jun 02-Jul 09-Jul 16-Jul 23-Jul 30-Jul 06-Aug 13-Aug 20-Aug 27-Aug 03-Sep 10-Sep 17.Sep 24-Sep 01-Oct 08-Oct 15-Oct 22-Oct 19-Nov 26-Nov 03-Dec 10-Dec 17-Dec 24-Dec

How to win the Booker prize – in charts

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The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, Ireland, o...


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