Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2012

September 11, 2012 at 9:14 pm Leave a comment

The shortlist for the 2012 Man Booker Prize has been announced, this is it:

The Garden of Evening Mists
Tan Twan Eng
(Myrmidon)

Swimming Home
Deborah Levy
(And Other Stories/Faber and Faber)

Bring Up the Bodies
Hilary Mantel
(Fourth Estate)

The Lighthouse
Alison Moore
(Salt)

Umbrella
Will Self
(Bloomsbury)

Narcopolis
Jeet Thayil
(Faber and Faber)

 Peter Stothard, this year’s chair of judges, said “it was the pure power of prose that settled most debates. We loved the shock of language shown in so many different ways and were exhilarated by the vigour and vividly defined values in the six books that we chose.”

The winner will be announced at The Guildhall, London, on Tuesday 16th October.

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