ManBooker Prize


This made me smile. It’s a very literary list described by the chair of the judges as “surely the most diverse long list in Man Booker history”. Jim Crace is tipped to win – there could be a surprise but I don’t think this year’s prize will see the big sales and headlines Hilary Mantel did last year. The only ones in library stock at the moment are ‘Harvest’ and ‘Testament of Mary’ but if you’d like to read one, place a request at your local library and we will buy a copy. Will you be adding any of these titles to your reading list? The full list is

Tash Aw (Five Star Billionaire)
NoViolet Bulawayo (We Need New Names)
Eleanor Catton (The Luminaries)
Jim Crace (Harvest)
Eve Harris (The Marrying of Chain Kaufman)
Richard House (The Kills)
Jhumpa Lahiri (The Lowland)
Alison MacLeod (Unexploded)
Colum McCann (Transatlantic)
Charlotte Mendelson (Almost English)
Ruth Ozeki (A Tale for the Time Being)
Donal Ryan (The Spinning Heart)
Colm Toibin (The Testament of Mary)


Posted on July 23, 2013, in Awards, Book News. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Wendy at Wakefield Libraries

    I’m glad to see that Colm Toibin’s book has made it onto the list. I’ve read it and it’s beautifully written. Am particularly pleased as Wakefield Libraries recommended it on our New Books list for July 2013 – it shows that we’re on the same wave length as the Man Booker judges!

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