Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Booker Prize longlist 2008

The Man Booker Prizes longlist for 2008 has been announced,
whittled down from 112 entries to these 13:
THE WHITE TIGER by Aravind Adiga
GIRL IN A BLUE DRESS by Gaynor Arnold
THE SECRET SCRIPTURE by Sebastian Barry
FROM A TO X by John Berger
LOST DOG by Michelle De Kretser
SEA OF POPPIES by Amitav Ghosh
THE CLOTHES ON THEIR BACKS by Linda Grant
A CASE OF EXPLODING MANGOES by Mohammed Hanif
THE NORTHERN CLEMENCY by Philip Hensher
NETHERLAND by Joseph O'Neill
THE ENCHANTRESS OF FLORENCE by Salman Rushdie
CHILD 44 by Tom Rob Smith
A FRACTION OF THE WHOLE by Steve Toltz
The Man Booker Prize shortlist will be announced on September 9th, 2008.
The Man Booker Prize winner will be announced on October 14th, 2008.

I have read and enjoyed The Lost Dog**** by Michelle de Kretser of Australia. I had already planned to read the John Berger, Sebastian Barry, and Joseph O'Neill , and was considering the Linda Grant book when I found out more about it. I'll see how many I can get to before the winner is announced.

If you have opinions on any of these books, we'd like to hear from you.

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