Booker Prize Short List

Well – its been announced and I am rather pleased to see that except for Deborah Levy’s Swimming Home I haven’t read any of the short list.  I’m pleased because this means I have five wonderful books to hurtle through before the big dinner on Tuesday the sixteenth of October. Hopefully I can come up with my suggestions before the big day.

I am also very pleased to see Deborah Levy’s Swimming Home among the final six. I loved that novel and highly recommend it.

So here it is, the big six.  Happy reading everyone!

Author, Title (Publisher)
Tan Twan EngThe Garden of Evening Mists (Myrmidon Books)
Deborah LevySwimming Home (And Other Stories/Faber & Faber)
Hilary MantelBring up the Bodies (Fourth Estate)
Alison MooreThe Lighthouse (Salt)
Will SelfUmbrella (Bloomsbury)
Jeet ThayilNarcopolis (Faber & Faber)