Monday, 1 August 2016

The Not the Booker Prize 2016 – Vote Now

The Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize is open for nominations. The competition, in its eighth year, celebrates the best of this year’s fiction through a democratic vote open to everyone.

Readers are invited to vote for their favourite book from the very long list of eligible titles on The Guardian’s website (including novels originally written in English, by writers of any nationality, published in the UK between 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2016).

Once the long list has been compiled, readers can vote TWICE for their favourites, the only rules are that they must vote for books which own been written by different people and which have been published by two separate publishing companies. The 6 most popular titles will go on to make up to the shortlist and these titles will be read, at the rate of roughly one a week, by anyone who wants to take part, with readers able to post reviews and join in the debate on The Guardian website.

Once all six books have been read a winner will be chosen by a panel of judges, chosen from those who contributed the most to the shortlist read-through.

Writing in The Guardian Sam Jordison said “Anyone has the potential to become a judge. All we ask is that you contribute thoughts and opinions on a healthy proportion of the books that make it on to our shortlist over the next few months. The wit and wisdom of our last three panels have been one of the great successes of the Not the Booker prize so far and we hope to continue this fine tradition.”

The deadline for long list nominations is 23.59 on bank holiday Monday, 1 August – click here to take part!

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