2011 Shortlist Announced

The six books, selected from the longlist of 13, are:

Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape – Random House)

Carol Birch Jamrach’s Menagerie (Canongate Books)

Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers (Granta)

Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues (Serpent’s Tail)

Stephen Kelman Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)

A.D. Miller Snowdrops (Atlantic)

As yet I haven’t read the Barnes or Edugyan’s novels, and am shocked at the inclusion of “Snowdrops”, didn’t think “The Sisters Brothers” was a contender even though it was entertaining. Just goes to show, with this prize there is always something to get heated under the collar about….

Announcement at the booker site


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