Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Man Booker longlist announced

The Man Booker Prize longlist was announced yesterday, starting the much-anticipated awards season of 2009. The list is generating a ton of buzz, as many of the authors are first time nominees, and three of them are major authors with either a previous Booker win (Byatt, Coetzee) or multiple nominations (Toibin). I haven't read any of the books yet, and the Coetzee title hasn't been released yet, but the award isn't announced until October 8, so we have some time to catch up. Here's the list (from The Millions):

Perhaps the biggest buzz is for James Lever's book Me Cheeta, which is a faux memoir of a movie star chimpanzee. Well, they all look interesting anyhow.

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