Man Booker Shortlist Announced
Finalists for the 2012 Man Booker Prize were announced earlier today.This literary prize, considered one of the most prestigious in the world, is open to writers from the Commonwealth countries, Ireland and Zimbabwe. The best known title on the shortlist is Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel, the second book in her trilogy about Thomas Cromwell. The first book in the series, Wolf Hall, won the award in 2009.
The finalists are:
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
The Lighthouse by Alison Moore
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Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil
Swimming Home by Deborah Levy
Umbrella by Will Self
The winner will be announced on October 16.