Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Library Fodder: The Man Booker Prize Shortlist

They just announced the six finalists for the Man Booker Prize, that literary prize for novelists from the Commonwealth of Nations and the Republic of Ireland. Talk about the sun never setting.

Anyways, if you're itching to put a hold on a book at your local library and need some book ideas, check out the list:

Aravind Adiga The White Tiger
Sebastian Barry The Secret Scripture
Amitav Ghosh Sea of Poppies
Linda Grant The Clothes on Their Backs
Philip Hensher The Northern Clemency
Steve Toltz A Fraction of the Whole

You might notice the absence of Joseph O'Neill's Netherland and Salmon Rushdie's The Enchantress of Florence, so like all prizes, this shortlist won't be short on debate.

1 comment:

FruGal said...

Good luck getting your hands on any copies from the library. My local library has multiple reservations on all of them, even the rest of the long list titles - Amazon.com has some good deals on these titles though.