Thursday, September 08, 2011

Man Booker Shortlist 2011

The Man Booker Prize 2011 shortlist has been released, overlooking Alan Hollinghurst, the early favourite to scoop the prize when the longlist was announced in July.

Previous nominee Julian Barnes makes the cut, alongside debut authors AD Miller, for Snowdrops, and Stephen Kelman with Pigeon English, also longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.

They are joined by Carol Birch (Jamrach's Menagerie), Patrick deWitt (The Sisters Brothers) and Esi Edugyan (Half Blood Blues).

Last year the Booker was won by Howard Jacobson for his comic novel The Finkler Question.

The winner of the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction will be announced on Tuesday 18 October at a dinner at London’s Guildhall and will be broadcast on the BBC.
The winner will receive £50,000 and each of the six shortlisted authors, including the winner, will receive £2,500 and a designer bound edition of their book.

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