In this special edition of Artsnight, former prize winner Ben Okri explores the transformative effect of the prize on the career of its recipients. When he won the Booker almost twenty-five years ago, his life changed completely. In this programme, he tells the story of his remarkable journey. Along the way, Artsnight profiles the six books on the 2015 shortlist, meeting authors such as Chigozie Obioma, Marlon James, Hanya Yanagihara and Sunjeev Sahota, all of whom are vying to repeat Ben’s feat and win this year’s prize.

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