Thursday, August 20, 2009

Not the Booker Prize - What Readers Think

The Guardian blog invited reader nominations for the Not the Booker prize - an alternative list of novels they thought should be considered for the annual award : it includes both books that did make the Booker longlist, and many more besides which were ignored. (Tash's novel among them.)

Here's the readers' list :

1. Ghosts and Lightening by Trevor Byrne
2. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
3. Map Of The Invisible World by Tash Aw
4. Summertime by JM Coetzee
5. The City and The City by China Miéville
6. John The Revelator by Peter Murphy
7. Solo by Rana Dasgupta
8. The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton
9. Jerusalem by Patrick Neate
10. Spirit by Gwyneth Jones
11. This Is How by MJ Hyland
12. The Earth Hums in B Flat by Mari Strachan
13. The White Woman On The Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey
14. The Quiet War by Paul McAuley
15. The Harrowing by Robert Dinsdale
16. Hodd by Adam Thorpe
17. The Tin-Kin by Eleanor Thom
18.The Winter Vault by Anne Michael
19. White Is For Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
20. The Father Of Locks by Andrew Killeen
21. The Children's Book by AS Byatt
22. Stone's Fall by Iain Pears
23. Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie
24. Down On Out On Murder Mile by Tony O'Neill
25. Rose by Gillian Green
26. Cockroach by Rawi Hage
27. Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
28. Grace, Tamar and Laszlo The Beautiful by Deborah Kay Davies
29. Ten Storey Love Song by Richard Milward
30. Mark Illis by Tender
31. Jeff In Venice, Death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer
32. Little Gods by Anne Richards
33. A Kind Of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth
34. Great Waters by Kit Whitfield
35. Black Rock by Amanda Smyth
36. Red Dog, Red Dog by Patrick Lane
37. Harare North by Brian Chickwava
38. Generation A by Douglas Coupland
39. Tomas by James Palumbo
40. Neverland by Simon Crump
41. The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville
42. All The Colours Of The Town by Liam McIvanney
43. Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin
44. Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie
45. The Outlander by Gil Adamson
46. How To Paint A Dead Man by Sarah Hall

The six books with the most nominations will go on to the final round of voting. Polling day is August 23rd.


Ted Mahsun said...

I'm rooting for China Miéville!

Anonymous said...

are they all going to Ubud fest?
i hope so, the bookers and the not- bookers

warm regards,

Anonymous said...

It's Grace, Tamar, not Lamar...

bibliobibuli said...

so it is. corrected.(pls tell mr jordison too!)