>Man Booker Prize 2011 short list announced


The shortlist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize is out:

  • Julian Barnes
    The Sense of an Ending
    A truly wonderful novel that will have the reader immersed in the story from the very first page, and all…

    The Sense of an Ending

  • Carol Birch
    Jamrach’s Menagerie
    I was born twice. First in a wooden room that jutted out over the black water of the Thames, and…

    Jamrach’s Menagerie

  • Patrick deWitt
    The Sisters Brothers
    From the author of the acclaimed Ablutions, this dazzlingly original novel is a darkly funny, offbeat western about a reluctant…

    The Sisters Brothers

  • Esi Edugyan
    Half Blood Blues
    ‘Chip told us not to go out. Said, don’t you boys tempt the devil. But it been one brawl of…

    Half Blood Blues

  • Stephen Kelman
    Pigeon English
    Newly arrived from Ghana with his mother and older sister, eleven-year-old Harrison Opoku lives on the ninth floor of a…

    Pigeon English

  • A D Miller
    “A.D. Miller’s Snowdrops is a riveting psychological drama that unfolds over the course of one Moscow winter, as a young…

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  1. >I was a little surprised Alan Hollinghurst's "The Stranger's Child" and Sebastian Barry's "On Canaan's Side" were not on the short list. I was hoping Barry would win. Maybe next year, and congratulations to all who made the short list, especially the debut authors. Quite an accomplishment.



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