I’m a fan of the Man Booker Prize, and I usually try to read at least the winning book each year and sometimes a few of the finalists. I haven’t been keeping up very well, lately, though, and the short list has rolled around again, announced here. Hilary Mantel is the favorite, having won for her previous book a few years ago.
Here’s the list:
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)