In the midst of our travels this past week, the Man Booker Prize Shortlist was announced. As always, Claire McAlpine, has the scoop! Which author would you like to see take home the prize?
The Man Booker Prize shortlist was announced today and looks like an interesting and diverse offer, with two previous nominees*, four fabulous women writers and stories that will transport us to many far reaches of the world.
One of the judges, Robert Macfarlane had this to say:
‘Global in its reach, this exceptional shortlist demonstrates the vitality and range of the contemporary novel at its finest. These six superb works of fiction take us from gold-rush New Zealand to revolutionary Calcutta, from modern-day Japan to the Holy Land of the Gospels, and from Zimbabwe to the deep English countryside. World-spanning in their concerns, and ambitious in their techniques, they remind us of the possibilities and power of the novel as a form.’
The shortlist comprises:
NoViolet BulawayoWe Need New Names my review here
Eleanor CattonThe Luminaries
Jim Crace Harvest
View original post 133 more words