It’s Man Booker Prize shortlist day! Woo hoo!
Here’s the short list from the Man Booker Prize website
4321 by Paul Auster (US) (Faber & Faber)
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (US) (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (UK-Pakistan) (Hamish Hamilton)
Elmet by Fiona Mozley (UK) (JM Originals)
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (US) (Bloomsbury Publishing)
Autumn by Ali Smith (UK) (Hamish Hamilton)
I’m glad to see Lincoln in the Bardo on the list. It’s the only one I’ve read from this list and I loved it (review here). So I’m currently backing this one.
The only other longlist book I’ve read and really, really liked was Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad (Review coming soon). It has won its fair share of awards already, so I suppose it’s nice to give others a go.
I have quite a few of these ready to read (Autumn, History of Wolves, and Elmet I think) so I’ll try and get through them in the next month (spoiler alert: I probably won’t manage many).
Which is your favourite to win?