Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Man Booker Prize - Countdown begins..

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2009 was short listed and announced earlier in September. Six books were again short listed for the Final Prize winner.

These Fiction books are selected by the Judges as they are found to be narrative, great inventiveness, poetry and sharp human insight in abundance.

The winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize for Fiction will be revealed on Tuesday 6 October 2009 (today) at a dinner at London's Guildhall and will be broadcast on BBC News across television, radio and online.

The winning author will receive £50,000 and can look forward to greatly increased sales and worldwide recognition. Each of the six shortlisted authors, including the winner, receives £2,500 and a designer bound edition of their own book.

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2008 winner was 'The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga' who won the 2008 prize. You can read the full news story here.

I feel, writing do not come so easy for children as writing fiction is an exercise of power of narration with plots and a good storyline. Children Fiction writing comes with dedication and children's book market can be difficult to crack for first time authors. It needs brainstorming sessions to plot the story line with rhyme and reason. Humor to combine and polish writing and editing skills. Writers also need to write great winning proposals, attend publishing conferences and we also need Agents! This is one important part and next is marketing. Yes, for all this - You need $$$ and depends on how far reach you can go to achieve success.

Well, writing a Children's book is one thing on my mind after my book 'Guardian of Angels: A practical guide to Joyful Parenting' hit Amazon.com list. As I explore on different plains writing for my Government, thoughts scale on a different note. Sometimes, we aim to rise high doing too many things at a time but we do have to understand our priorities and duty.

Well, If you are planning to write a book, first decide. If you wish to go for a profession, probably you got to know the tricks of the trade. You can peep into my Amazon Book Book Page on Kidsfreesouls and look forward to read on 'How to become an Author and publish your own book' - Enjoy.

Btw, here is A S Byatt's Interview on 'The impact of writing on Families' and you may look for the Winner Announcement soon on this site. Countdown begins.

- ilaxi patel
Editor, www.kidsfreesouls.com
Newspaper for kids

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