Wednesday 10 October 2012

2012 Booker winner to be announced on October 16th

The winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012 will be announced at London’s Guildhall on Tuesday 16th October, in a ceremony covered by the BBC. The six shortlisted titles, chosen from a longlist of twelve are

The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twang Eng
Swimming Home by Deborah Levy
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
The Lighthouse by Alison Moore
Umbrella by Will Self
Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil

The bookies’ favourite to win the 2012 prize is Will Self’s Umbrella, a 400 page chapter-free novel about a woman incarcerated in a mental hospital. Second favourite is Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up the Bodies, the sequel to the 2009 Booker prize winning Wolf Hall about Thomas Cromwell, chief Minister to Henry VIII.

1 comment:

Donna OShaughnessy said...

I will put these on my "to read" list. Thanks so much for listing.

Now just 11 more weeks until I am able to visit your library in person.