I'm deeply disappointed, Tan Twan Eng's The Gift of Rain wasn't shortlisted for the novels chosen from the South East Asia-South Pacific region. In fact, every single one of the authors listed is Australian!
The Europe and South-Asia regional list (a big stretch, that!) has a couple of books I didn't enjoy overmuch, David Davidar's The Solitude of Emperors which I can't work up the energy to finish, and Mohsin Hamid's (I think) somewhat overrated The Reluctant Fundamentalist. But I am happy to see Indra Sinha get another shot at a major award, and the surprisingly overlooked but excellent My Revolutions by Hari Kunzru (which should have been Booker longlisted, if not shortlisted) in there too. (Must get the reviews of these written.)
The Literary Salon echoes my discomfort and says it is:
... somewhat disappointing that Australia has a clean sweep of all 12 "South East Asia and South Pacific" nominations, and Canada goes 11 for 12 in the "Canada and Caribbean" category .