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Friday 5th October
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Barry Unsworth has published fourteen novels, and has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times: for Pascali's Island (1980), Morality Play (1995) and Sacred Hunger for which he went on to win the prize in 1992. His latest novel The Ruby in her Navel (2006), set in twelfth-century Sicily, was also nominated for the Prize. Pascali's Island and Morality Play have both been adapted as films.