Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Booker shortlist

Of the six writers shortlisted today for the Booker - Hilary Mantel, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Adam Foulds, Simon Mawer and Sarah Waters - my money's with the Bookies' favourite, Mantel's Wolf Hall, which I'd like to see win. Historical fiction doesn't always get appreciated even when it's this good (Janice Galloway's Clara was badly overlooked when it came out by the Booker team), so I'd like to see it get the prize it deserves.

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