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 Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists (Myrmidon Books)
Deborah Levy, Swimming Home (And Other Stories/Faber & Faber)
Hilary Mantel, Bring up the Bodies (Fourth Estate)
Alison Moore, The Lighthouse (Salt)
Will Self, Umbrella (Bloomsbury)
Jeet Thayil, Narcopolis (Faber & Faber)