Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Linda alerted me that the longlist for England's Man Booker Prize for Fiction was just announced yesterday.
"The longlist of 13 books, the ‘Man Booker Dozen’, was chosen from 110 entries; 92 were submitted for the prize and 18 were called in by the judges....The 2007 shortlist will be announced on Thursday 6th September at a press conference at Man Group’s London office. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 16th October at an awards ceremony at Guildhall, London. (Link to full article.)"
Let me know if there's any on the list that you've read and liked. I only recognize two titles on the list: On Chesil Beach and The Reluctant Fundamentalist--neither of which I've read yet.

You may also want to check out the Man Booker Prize for Fiction online magazine called Perspective. It features author interviews and news as well as a debate section where readers can hold interactive debates.

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