Booker shortlist announced

Well done Canongate – they can certainly promote their books well.

See for the shortlist press release. The list comprises

Desai, Kiran  The Inheritance of Loss  Hamish Hamilton
Grenville, Kate The Secret River  Canongate
Hyland, M.J.  Carry Me Down Canongate
Matar, Hisham  In the Country of Men  Viking
St Aubyn, Edward Mother’s Milk Picador
Waters, Sarah The Night Watch Virago

If they carry on like this there’s a very real risk that the panel may award the Booker to a woman for the first time since Margaret Atwood in 2000.

To my shame for the first time in years I’ve only read one on the list (Sarah Waters).

Sorry to see that james Robertson did not make it for Gideon Mack. 

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