"The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2009 can confirm the longlist, shortlist and winner announcement dates. They are:
* Tuesday 28 July 2009 - Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2009 longlist announcement
* Tuesday 8 September 2009 - Man Booker for Fiction 2009 shortlist announcement
* Tuesday 6 October 2009 - announcement of the winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2009 at Guildhall
This year's judging panel is chaired by James Naughtie. He is joined by Lucasta Miller, John Mullan, Sue Perkins and Michael Prodger"