Thursday, August 17, 2006

The Man Booker Prize List

Here are the nominees for Britain's Man Booker Prize, which is somewhat equivalent to our National Book Award or the Pen/Faulkner Award. I should state that I've not read any of the books nominated, but I have read an earlier novel by Sara Waters called "Fingersmith" that was rather bizarre and nasty. I have her nominated novel on hold at the library.
The Man Booker Prize Nominees List:
Peter Carey Theft: A Love Story
Kiran Desai The Inheritance of Loss
Robert Edric Gathering the Water
Nadine Gordimer Get a Life
Kate Grenville The Secret River
MJ Hyland Carry Me Down
Howard Jacobson Kalooki Nights
James Lasdun Seven Lies
Mary Lawson The Other Side of the Bridge
Jon McGregor So Many Ways to Begin
Hisham Matar In the Country of Men
Claire Messud The Emperor's Children
David Mitchell Black Swan Green
Naeem Murr The Perfect Man
Andrew O'Hagan Be Near Me
James Robertson The Testament of Gideon Mack
Edward St Aubyn Mother's Milk
Barry Unsworth The Ruby in Her Navel
Sarah Waters The Night Watch

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