Man Booker Shortlist Out (2011)

Esi Edugyan

The much awaited shortlist for this year’s Man Booker prize has been announced on today, Tuesday 6th September.

The shorlisted authors include:

1. Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape – Random House)

2. Carol Birch Jamrach’s Menagerie (Canongate Books)

3. Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers (Granta)

4. Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues (Serpent’s Tail)

5. Stephen Kelman Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)

6. A.D Mille Snowdrops (Atlantic)

The judges’ selection includes two first time novelists – Stephen Kelman and A.D. Miller – while four of the books are from independent publishers. Two Canadian writers feature on the shortlist – Patrick deWitt and Esi Edugyan – along with four British novelists. It is important to note that Esi Edugyan was born to Ghanaian emigrant parents.

Having read reviews on all the six shortlisted books, I am expexting Esi Edugyan to pick the prize…(Oh yes!)

5 Responses to Man Booker Shortlist Out (2011)

  1. winstonsdad says:

    I hope it does Geosi I really enjoyed it ,all the best stu


  2. Sure? I haven’t read reviews on any of them. But I am happy to know that at least there is the Ghanaian connections. Kelman’s novel has a Ghanaian protagonist.


  3. zibilee says:

    I just got this news the other day, and have to say that I am excited about some of the entries. Thanks for sharing this with us!


  4. amymckie says:

    Exciting that there is both a Canadian and Ghanaian connection 🙂


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