Sunday, August 15, 2010

The 2010 Man Booker longlist

Ever since the Man Booker 2010 longlist was announced a few weeks ago, I have been wanting to put that list up here and also commit myself to doing detailed posts on each of the longlisted books and authors. I did that once earlier, in 2006, and found it an excellent exercise in figuring out which authors to try next. Peter Carey, Howard Jacobson and David Mitchell were all in the 2006 list as well and it seems a lucky omen to have them around as I make my acquaintance with the others in the list, save Andrea Levy and Rose Tremain.

Peter Carey - Parrot and Olivier in America - Faber & Faber

Emma Donoghue - Room - Picador

Helen Dunmore - The Betrayal - Penguin

Damon Galgut - In a Strange Room - Grove Atlantic

Howard Jacobson - The Finkler Question - Bloomsbury

Andrea Levy - The Long Song  - Headline Review

Tom McCarthy - C - Jonathan Cape

David Mitchell - The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet - Sceptre

Lisa Moore - February - Chatto & Windus

Paul Murray - Skippy Dies - Penguin

Rose Tremain - Trespass - Chatto & Windus

Christos Tsiolkas - The Slap - Grove Atlantic

Alan Warner - The Stars in the Bright Sky - Jonathan Cape

The list above is ordered just as in the Man Booker website but I intend to do the individual posts in a different order. The ones I am familiar with will come last. And I might start with authors who are closest to me in age and proceed in increasing order of age difference. 

1 comment:

Echo/Lavanya said...

For my reference: Shortlist out on 7 September, Winner on 12 October