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Booker Prize 2011

PostPosted: August 9th, 2011, 2:10 pm
by lizzie23
Hey peeps, the Booker Prize long list is finally out! I'm not sure though if you guys follow the Booker Prize but I sure do. Here's the list. What's your bet????

Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape - Random House)
Sebastian Barry On Canaan's Side (Faber)
Carol Birch Jamrach's Menagerie (Canongate Books)
Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers (Granta)
Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues (Serpent's Tail)
Yvvette Edwards A Cupboard Full of Coats (Oneworld)
Alan Hollinghurst The Stranger's Child (Picador - Pan Macmillan)
Stephen Kelman Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)
Patrick McGuinness The Last Hundred Days (Seren Books)
A.D. Miller Snowdrops (Atlantic)
Alison Pick Far to Go (Headline Review)
Jane Rogers The Testament of Jessie Lamb (Sandstone Press)
D.J. Taylor Derby Day (Chatto & Windus - Random House)

Re: Booker Prize 2011 - Shortlist!

PostPosted: September 8th, 2011, 12:14 pm
by lizzie23
Hi everyone, the Man Booker Shortlist is out! I just found that they announced it just the other day. Here it is!
Is anyone following this also?

Julian Barnes
The Sense of an Ending
Jonathan Cape
A truly wonderful novel that will have the reader immersed in the story from the very first page, and all...
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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...
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Patrick deWitt
The Sisters Brothers
Granta Books
From the author of the acclaimed Ablutions, this dazzlingly original novel is a darkly funny, offbeat western about a reluctant...
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Esi Edugyan
Half Blood Blues
Serpent’s Tail
‘Chip told us not to go out. Said, don’t you boys tempt the devil. But it been one brawl of...
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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...
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A D Miller
Atlantic Books
"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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Re: Booker Prize 2011 - Long List is out!

PostPosted: September 8th, 2011, 3:38 pm
by Wanda
Hi lizzie, i follow this sometimes, except that it hasnt been as good for me since The Life of Pi.
Re the shortlist, Sense of an Ending, Pigeon English, and Half Blood Blues seem interesting. Snow Drops reminds me too much of Child 44, have you heard of it? Too bad On Canaan's Side wasnt included.

Re: Booker Prize 2011

PostPosted: November 15th, 2011, 2:21 pm
by lizzie23

Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes!