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Man Booker prize at 50: how do some contenders really get in the running?

Booker shortlisted author Linda Grant, literary director of the Booker Prize foundation Gaby Wood and publisher Arifa Akbar discuss the Man Booker as it celebrates its 50th year.

They talk about how books are submitted to the prestigious prize – some writers even make sure it’s written into their contracts that their books should be submitted - and whether the prize should have been opened up to writers from across the world.

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3 minutes