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Sunday, March 11, 2012

2011 Booker Longlist

Here it is, the world's most prestigious fiction prize most useful list. The shortlist and the final winner are almost always arbitray to say the least but the longlist can usually be trusted to gather together most of the best runners in the British and Commonwealth fiction race. Remember though, no Yanks. Somebody should do a major prize for the best book of fiction in English or English translation worldwide and start with a 50-book longlist. Finding books worth reading is becoming evr more the issue as people like Thora disappear from their storefronts on Main Street.

The Man Booker Prize Longlist, 2012:
Julian Barnes - The Sense of an Ending (Winner)
Sebastian Barry - On Canaan's Side
Carol Birch - Jamrach's Menagerie
Patrick deWitt - The Sisters Brothers
Esi Edugyan - Half Blood Blues
Yvette Edwards - A Cupboard Full of Coats
Alan Hollinghurst - The Stranger's Child
Stephen Kelman - Pigeon English
Patrick McGuinness - The Last Hundred Days
A.D. Miller - Snowdrops
Alison Pick - Far to Go
Jane Rogers - The Testament of Jessie Lamb
D.J. Taylor - Derby Day

Speaking of that, here's a link to all the Booker shortlists since it started. Plenty good reading there!


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