Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2012


The shortlist for the 2012 Man Booker Prize has been announced,
this is it:


The Garden of Evening Mists 
Tan Twan Eng 
(Myrmidon)

Swimming Home 
Deborah Levy
(And Other Stories/Faber and Faber)

Bring Up the Bodies 
Hilary Mantel
(Fourth Estate)

The Lighthouse
Alison Moore
(Salt)

Umbrella
Will Self
(Bloomsbury)

Narcopolis
Jeet Thayil
(Faber and Faber)


Peter Stothard, this year's chair of judges, said "it was the pure power of prose that settled most debates. We loved the shock of language shown in so many different ways and were exhilarated by the vigour and vividly defined values in the six books that we chose."

The winner of the £50,000 prize will be announced at The Guildhall, London, on Tuesday 16th October.



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1 Comments:

At Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 3:58:00 PM GMT+1, Blogger Jenny Colvin said...

Personally, I'm relieved to see the judges focusing on "writing" rather than "adventure" as last year's judges were.

I have some reading to do! The only book that I'd read from the long list to make it to the shortlist is the Mantel.

 

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