Right, shortlist out, sort of disappointed that Skippy Dies didn't make it, but happy for Room and C going strong too. Thought Thousand Autumns might have a shortlist chance but I guess the experiments on language (dialogue) didn't fit parameters.
Peter Carey Parrot and Olivier in America (Faber and Faber)
Emma Donoghue Room (Picador - Pan Macmillan)
Damon Galgut In a Strange Room (Atlantic Books - Grove Atlantic)
Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question (Bloomsbury)
Andrea Levy The Long Song (Headline Review -
Headline Publishing Group)
Tom McCarthy C (Jonathan Cape - Random House)