Man Booker Prize 2015

RNIB are proud to work with the Man Booker Prize 2015RNIB 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.

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

Man Booker Prize 2015

As another hotly contested Man Booker Prize is launched, RNIB is delighted to announce that once again all the shortlisted novels will be produced in braille, giant print and Talking Books before the announcement of this year’s winner. From October, they will be available through our online shop and also RNIB Library.
 
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. 
 
RNIB would like to thank The Booker Prize Foundation for their fantastic commitment to blind and partially sighted people's right to read.

This year’s longlist

  • Bill Clegg, Did You Ever Have a Family 
  • Anne Enright,- The Green Road
  • Marlon James,  A Brief History of Seven Killings
  • Laila Lalami, The Moor's Account
  • Tom McCarthy, Satin Island
  • Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen
  • Andrew O’Hagan, The Illuminations
  • Marilynne Robinson, Lila
  • Anuradha Roy, Sleeping on Jupiter
  • Sunjeev Sahota, The Year of the Runaways
  • Anna Smaill, The Chimes
  • Anne Tyler, A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
The six shortlisted books will be announced on 15 September and the Prize winner will be announced on 13 October. 

Accessible Man Booker Prize books

Thanks to the support of the Booker Prize Foundation, accessible versions of the 2015 shortlisted books will be available in October 2015, both via our online shop and RNIB Library

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 RNIB Library.

Support from last year’s shortlisted authors

"All books should be available for anyone who wants to read them. In the attempt to bring it to a greater audience, it's a necessary thing to produce my book in Giant Print, Braille and as a Talking Book. I have no trouble with my sight. But if I were to have trouble with it I would be in a panic that I wouldn't be able to read the books that are meaningful to me. So I think it's a great thing [to ensure that books are available in these formats."
Joshua Ferris, author of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Interviews with 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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