Power of prose
The Man Booker shortlist was announced and "includes two debut novels, three small independent publishers, two former shortlisted authors and one previous winner. Of the six writers three are men and three are women, four are British and one Indian and one Malaysian." Here are the titles that make up that mix:
The Chair of judges, Peter Stothard said "After re-reading an extraordinary longlist of twelve, it was the pure power of prose that settled most debates." I'm interested in hearing from you. Are there any titles you're surprised didn't make the cut from the Longlist? Personally I'll be interested to see if Hilary Mantel can win again. Anyone know if an author has ever won both for a book and its sequel? Maybe I should ask a librarian.