Intimate insights into the lives of Man Booker Prize writers and judges, an interactive timeline from 1969 to the present, and the latest news from the literary world: just some of the treasures that can be found on the new-look website for the Man Booker Prizes, which launched today.
Four Digital and Four Colman Getty worked together to design and develop the site. Reflecting the evolution of the Man Booker awards in the digital era, the enhanced site will continue to focus on the very best in fiction whilst allowing visitors to experience the prizes in greater depth and across a variety of new platforms and formats. It’s never been easier to keep up with prize news online, be it on pocket-sized smartphones, tablets or widescreen monitors. Live feeds from Twitter and Facebook also mean up-to-the-minute updates on what people are saying about the prizes and the wider world of literature.
Regular features will include video interviews with highly acclaimed writers, podcasts from the prize season, and interviews with shortlisted authors.
Additionally, in the coming months there will be picture galleries from Man Booker Prize events and an events calendar to help book lovers keep up with writers and judges throughout the year, from local bookshop signings to major literary festivals.
Visitors to the new site can also explore the history of the prizes through an online archive; over 40 years of fascinating facts from 1969 to the present day. This timeline allows visitors to filter information by years, prizes, books, judges and writers.