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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Booker Longlist: The Long Song Is No Long Shot

Bookmakers William Hill have installed Andrea Levy as the favourite to win the 2010 Man Booker Prize following the announcement of the longlist today. David Mitchell, is the second favourite in the betting for his novel The Thousand Autumns Of Zacob de Zoet.

"This is one of the hardest longlists that we have had to price up, but the early stand out is Andrea Levy and it will be very interesting to see who the money comes in for," said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill odds - to win Man Booker Prize:

4/1 Andrea Levy - The Long Song

9/2 David Mitchell - The Thousand Autumns of Zacob de Zoet

5/1 Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal

6/1 Rose Tremain - Trespass

7/1 Peter Carey - Parrott and Oliver in America

8/1 Howard Jacobson - The Finkler Question

8/1 Paul Murray - Skippy Dies

12/1 Emma Donoghue - Room

12/1 Tom McCarthy - C

12/1 Alan Warner - The Stars in the Bright Sky

16/1 Damon Galgut - In a Strange Room

16/1 Lisa Moore - February

16/1 Christos Tsiolkas The Slap


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