Because no prize can be complete without some sort of controversy, here are some articles about the dust John Banville left in his wake after winning the Booker for The Sea:
The chair of the Judging committee’s opinion in the Guardian,
And of course the party report.
On a side note, in the last article there, they mention that Banville was scheduled to receive an honorary degree at Skidmore College the next day, which just happens to be my alma mater. How very interesting.