Booker shortlist 2012
This year’s Booker Prize shortlist, announced earlier this week, has a good mixture of big names and lesser known writers. Most notably, two first time novelists have been featured on the shortlist: Jeet Thayil and Alison Moore.
The shortlist also includes writers Tan Twan Eng and Deborah Levy who have both been rejected for the shortlists before. They stand among big names Hilary Mantel and Will Self.
The list of works shortlisted is as follows:
Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil
Swimming Home by Deborah Levy
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
The Lighthouse by Alison Moore
Umbrella by Will Self
The winner of the shortlist will be announced on the 16th October. For more on the shortlisted novels, see the Man Booker website.
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