The 2009 Man Booker Prize shortlisted authors will speak at Southbank Centre on 5 October, the eve of the Prize-giving.
All six authors - who will be revealed on 8 September - will read from their novels and engage in debate and a Q&A with the audience. The event will be chaired by Ion Trewin, Literary Director for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Book signings with the authors will take place after the talk.
Tickets for the Man Booker Prize 2009 shortlist event are now on sale at www.southbankcentre.co.uk or on telephone 0871 663 2500.
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