Apologies, it’s been almost a fortnight since the shortlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize was announced by the chair of the judges, AC Grayling. I’m sure most of you booky types are well ahead of me on this one.
Have you read any of the nominated novels?
Top of the buzz here in Australia is our own Richard Flanagan whose novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North has been popular for a long time now.
There is a lot of talk about Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves too – sounds like a very good one for book groups to talk about.
Other novels shortlisted are To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris, The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee (an inviting title for a sticky-beak like me), How to be Both by Ali Smith and the simply titled J by Howard Jacobson.
You can read about them here at the Man Booker Prize website.