Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Booker Longlist Announced

The longlist for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was announced just a short time ago.  Apparently this  "Booker's Dozen" of 13 books was selected from a total of 138 books, 14 of which were called in by the judges. 
Peter Carey - Parrot and Oliver in America 

Emma Donoghue - Room 

Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal

Damon Galgut - In a Strange Room

Howard Jacobson - The Finkler Question 

Andrea Levy - The Long Song

Tom McCarthy - C 

David Mitchell - The Thousand Autumns of Zacob de Zoet  

Lisa Moore - February 

Paul Murray - Skippy Dies

Rose Tremain - Trespass

Christos Tsiolkas - The Slap 

Alan Warner - The Stars in the Bright Sky
 I'll post links to each of the books and the general discussion later.


Afterthought :

Yes - where IS McEwan????


Postscript :


John Self twittered a summary for lazy journos :
Hooks to hang your Booker story on: 1. List very white. 2. One's a sequel. 3. No McEwan. 4. Not many new names. You're welcome

3 comments:

lowe施cole鈺man駿 said...

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吳林怡廷佳宇 said...

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Carmen Thong said...

ANDREA LEVY!

Nice new layout. :D