2008 Man Booker Prize Longlist

Just a short post to announce the 2008 Man Booker Prize Longlist of nominated titles.  Not surprisingly, at least one of the nominated titles has been mentioned here on the ‘Buzz by prolific reader and blogger, Nick.  Nick and Kaite, I applaud you both for always being ahead of the trends and taking the rest of us along with you!  Anyway, here is the list: 

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

Girl in a Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

From A to X by John Berger

The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser

Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh

The Clothes on Their Backs by Linda Grant

A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif

The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher

Netherland by Joseph O’Neill

The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz 

The shortlist will be announced on September 9th.

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Misha Stone is a readers' advisory librarian with The Seattle Public Library. Follow her on Twitter at @ahsimlibrarian.

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