The public are going to have the opportunity to vote via the interweb for the best ever Booker winner after judges have chosen a short list of six.
How exciting to have democracy in action. Will Richard and Judy present it to John Berger for G.? Will Michael Portillo champion Amsterdam? Can anything beat Disgrace? What are the odds of Jim Kelman making the shortlist?
I will sit with fevered breath and bated anticipation for the next few months.