Friday, September 15, 2006

Man Booker Prize: shortlist announced

The shortlist for this year's Man Booker Prize has been announced.

The list looks to be a good mix of established and up-and-coming authors, which is probably going to make it an interesting selection to read.

Signpost has a Man Booker Prize 2006 section, complete with links to copies at your library. Join in the official forums at the Prize website and leave your comments here.

Happy reading!

1 comment:

Bibliothecary said...

I must admit to being a little disappointed with the Man Booker Prize Shortlist. I'd really hoped that James Robertson's The Testament of Gideon Mack would have made it on. It's also a bit alarming that the judges seem to have followed the publishing trend for misery memoirs, albeit of a fictional variety, in choosing M.J. Hyland, Edward St. Aubyn and Hisham Matar's entries. Still, I suppose they're reflecting the book buying public at large, but I would have liked to see a tad more originality all the same.

Oh well, there's always next year!