Tuesday, September 11, 2012

the Booker Prize shortlist is announced!

 here it is -- the Man Booker Prize shortlist for 2012

Twan Eng -- Garden of Evening Mists -- (Myrmidon Books)

 Deborah Levy -- Swimming Home-- (And Other Stories)

Hilary Mantel -- Bring up the Bodies -- (Fourth Estate)

Alison Moore -- The Lighthouse -- (Salt)

 Will Self -- Umbrella -- (Bloomsbury)

 Jeet Thayil -- Narcopolis  -- (Faber & Faber)

At this point, I've got only Umbrella left to read of the six. Does anyone have any comments about what wasn't listed?

Not that they'll read this, but congratulations to the authors and  to the publishers!

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