The Shortlist had been announced for The Man Booker Prize 2015
- Marlon James (Jamaica) – A Brief History of Seven Killings (Oneworld Publications)
- Tom McCarthy (UK) – Satin Island (Jonathan Cape)
- Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria) – The Fishermen (ONE, Pushkin Press)
- Sunjeev Sahota (UK) – The Year of the Runaways (Picador)
- Anne Tyler (US) – A Spool of Blue Thread (Chatto & Windus)
- Hanya Yanagihara (US) – A Little Life (Picador)
I have only read one of these books. You can find my review of Anne Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread here, with comments. I look forward to reading more from this year’s long- and shortlist.
The overall winner will be announced on Tuesday 13th October.
And here are the books that were on the longlist, or Man Booker ‘Dozen’, of 13 novels, announced in July:
- Bill Clegg (US) – Did You Ever Have a Family (Jonathan Cape)
- Anne Enright (Ireland) – The Green Road (Jonathan Cape)
- Laila Lalami (US) – The Moor’s Account (Periscope, Garnet Publishing)
- Andrew O’Hagan (UK) – The Illuminations (Faber & Faber)
- Marilynne Robinson (US) – Lila (Virago)
- Anuradha Roy (India) – Sleeping on Jupiter (MacLehose Press, Quercus)
- Anna Smaill (New Zealand) – The Chimes (Sceptre)
Do you have any views on any of these books? Or the long/shortlist? Or the Man Booker Prize?
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