25 July 2012
The longlist for the Man Booker Prize 2012 has been announced and includes Will Self ...
The longlist for the Man Booker Prize 2012 has been announced and includes Will Self
Here is the longlist:
The Yips, Nicola Barker (Fourth Estate); The Teleportation Accident, Ned Beauman (Sceptre); Philida, André Brink (Harvill Secker); The Garden of Evening Mists, Tan Twan Eng (Myrmidon Books); Skios, Michael Frayn (Faber & Faber); The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Rachel Joyce (Doubleday); Swimming Home, Deborah Levy (And Other Stories); Bring up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel (Fourth Estate); The Lighthouse, Alison Moore (Salt); Umbrella, Will Self (Bloomsbury); Narcopolis, Jeet Thayil (Faber & Faber); Communion Town, Sam Thompson (Fourth Estate)
We haven't read Umbrella, which isn't out until the end of August, but wouldn't it be great to see Will Self win the Booker? Especially as Hilary Mantel, WM's other favourite, has already won it once. Drop us a line in the comments box below and tell us your thoughts on the Booker longlist - and be as partisan as we are.