Wednesday, September 8, 2010

2010 Booker Shortlist Announced

The six finalists for the 2010 Man Booker Prize for fiction have just been announced. Andrew Molton, the chair of the judges, had this to say about the finalists:

"It's been a great privilege and an exciting challenge for us to reduce our longlist of thirteen to this shortlist of six outstandingly good novels. In doing so, we feel sure we've chosen books which demonstrate a rich variety of styles and themes - while in every case providing deep individual pleasures."

Here are the six shortlisted authors for 2010:
  • Peter Carey, Parrot and Olivier in America
  • Emma Donoghue, Room
  • Damon Galgut, In a Strange Room
  • Howard Jacobson, The Finkler Question
  • Andrea Levy, The Long Song 
  • Tom McCarthy, C
You can read more about the finalists at the Booker site. Read our previous blog posting to see the full list of thirteen nominated titles. I'm surprised that some of them didn't make the cut, but the Booker is an incredibly competitive prize. Guess I've got a lot more reading to do!

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