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Friday, September 01, 2006

Big Bookie Baffled By Booker

If you guessed wrong about the booker shortlist, don't feel bad. One of London's top bookies picked a book to win all themarbles that didn't even make the cut. Prior to the announcement of the shortlist today, London bookie William Hill made 'The Nightwatch' by Sarah Waters and 'Black Swan Green' by David Mitchell the 5/1 joint favourites to win the Prize. The former is in the running, but Mitchell was bounced.
Hills odds on all longlist titles:
6/1 Peter Carey - 'A Love Story',
8/1 Andrew O'Hagan - 'Be Near Me',
10/1 Barry Unsworth - 'The Ruby In Her Naval',
10/1 Howard Jacobson - 'Kalooki Nights',
12/1 Clare Messud - 'The Emperor's Children',
12/1 Hisham Matar - 'In The Country Of Men',
12/1 Kiran Desai - 'The InheritanceOf Loss',
14/1 Edward St Aubyn - 'Mother's Milk,
14/1 Kate Grenville - 'The Secret River',
16/1 Naeem Murr - 'The Perfect Man,
16/1 Jon McGregor - 'So Many Ways To Begin',
16/1 Mary Lawson - 'The Other Side Of The Bridge',
16/1 M J Hyland - 'Carry Me Down,
20/1 Bar the rest


Anonymous straight georgia said...

I'm curious about this Canadian book on the booker. Do you know her work, Thora? Who is she? I am not as plugged into things literary as you but I have to admit this is not a book or an author I am aware of, and here she is gunning for the booker! Do we have a new star in our midst?

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