Thursday, August 17, 2006

Man Book Prize Long List announced

Please indulge me as I veer from law librarianship again momentarily. Here is the latest news from the Man Booker Prize:

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction website is up and running with new forums for
discussion about what you think of this year\'s longlist. You are encouraged
to add your thoughts (no swearing please!) to the General Discussion forum, or
to the individual forums dedicated to each of the longlisted titles.

Go to and click on the link called \'Discuss your favourites in the discussion forum\' to go through to the forums.
These are the 19 titles that comprise the long list:

Carey, Peter Theft: A Love Story (Faber & Faber)
Desai, Kiran The Inheritance of Loss (Hamish Hamilton)
Edric, Robert Gathering the Water (Doubleday)
Gordimer, Nadine Get a Life (Bloomsbury)
Grenville, Kate The Secret River (Canongate)
Hyland, M.J. Carry Me Down (Canongate)
Jacobson, Howard Kalooki Nights (Jonathan Cape)
Lasdun, James Seven Lies (Jonathan Cape)
Lawson, Mary The Other Side of the Bridge (Chatto & Windus)
McGregor, Jon So Many Ways to Begin (Bloomsbury)
Matar, Hisham In the Country of Men (Viking)
Messud, Claire The Emperor’s Children (Picador)
Mitchell, David Black Swan Green (Sceptre)
Murr, Naeem The Perfect Man (William Heinemann)
O’Hagan, Andrew Be Near Me (Faber & Faber)
Robertson, James The Testament of Gideon Mack (Hamish Hamilton)
St Aubyn, Edward Mother’s Milk (Picador)
Unsworth, Barry The Ruby in her Navel (Hamish Hamilton)
Waters, Sarah The Night Watch (Virago)

Do have a look at the website. You can sign up for alerts, and there is a fabulous new chat forum. The short list will be announced September 14, 2006 and the prize winner will be announced October 10, 2006.

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