Man Booker Prize 2015

RNIB are very proud to work with the Booker Prize Foundation to bring some of the very best latest novels to blind and partially sighted people, by transcribing all six of the shortlisted Man Booker Prize novels into Braille, Giant Print and Talking Books.

Thanks to the incredible support of The Booker Prize Foundation, both by including accessibility in the Prize rules and by sponsoring the production of titles, RNIB has produced braille, giant print and Talking Books of the shortlisted titles for a number of years. This year is no exception as six of the best contemporary novels are available to a blind and partially sighted audience. 

We would like to thank The Booker Prize Foundation for their fantastic commitment to blind and partially sighted people's right to read.

Accessible Man Booker Prize books

Accessible versions of the 2015 shortlisted books will be available in October from our online shop and the National Library Service. This is thanks to the support of the Booker Prize Foundation, who help to fund the production of all the shortlisted books in accessible formats.

Man Booker Prize 2014

The six titles shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2014 were successfully transcribed into braille and giant print and also recorded as Talking Books, so that blind and partially sighted people can enjoy them too by loaning them from our National Library Service.
 

The authors of 2014’s shortlist

Last year we were lucky enough to get all the authors down to our Insight Radio studio or on the phone from Australia to record a podcast with presenter Robert Kirkwood, on the subjects of their novels and the accessibility of reading. You can listen to each one below: 

 

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