Listen to live readings of the 2018 Man Booker Prize shortlist

Ahead of the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction award, we welcomed the shortlisted authors to Royal Festival Hall for an evening of live readings and discussion, hosted by writer columnist and playwright Damian Barr.

Each of the six authors in contention for this year’s prize - Anna Burns (Milkman), Esi Edugyan (Washington Black), Daisy Johnson (Everything Under), Rachel Kushner (The Mars Room), Richard Powers (The Overstory) and Robin Robertson (The Long Take) - read excerpts from their shortlisted works, which you can enjoy now in this specially recorded podcast.

2018 Man Booker Prize Readings by Southbank Centre's Book Podcast


The venue for London Literature Festival and Poetry International, Southbank Centre is the home of literature and spoken word events in the UK. Throughout the year we host talks, discussions, readings and more featuring bestselling authors, award-winning poets and inspirational writers.

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