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)
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