The Man Booker Prize shortlist was announced today:
Deborah Levy, “Swimming Home” (And Other Stories/Faber & Faber)
Hilary Mantel, “Bring up the Bodies” (Fourth Estate)
Alison Moore, “The Lighthouse” (Salt)
Will Self, “Umbrella” (Bloomsbury)
Jeet Thayil, “Narcopolis” (Faber & Faber)
I’ve only managed one this year, Self’s Umbrella, and it’s very good.
It is much more exciting to speculate if you’ve read the books. I do have a copy of Hilary Mantel’s book, but I doubt I’ll have time to read it before the winner is announced.
But I’ll look forward to the 2012 winner.