The Man Booker Longlist for 2010

Here’s the longlist for the Man Booker Prize in 2010. This literary prize may get more coverage than any other these days, so you’ll certainly be hearing more about these titles in the coming months.

Peter Carey     Parrot and Olivier in America

Emma Donoghue     Room

Helen Dunmore     The Betrayal

Damon Galgut     In a Strange Room

Howard Jacobson     The Finkler Question

Andrea Levy     The Long Song

Tom McCarthy     C

David Mitchell     The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Lisa Moore     February

Paul Murray     Skippy Dies

Rose Tremain     Trespass

Christos Tsiolkas     The Slap

Alan Warner     The Stars in the Bright Sky

Mitchell’s latest, about a clerk for the Dutch East Indies Company who gets caught up in matters of corruption, cultural conflict, and forbidden romance, is the early favorite. But expect some of the less familiar writers in the list, such as Englishman McCarthy, Australian Tsiolkas, and Irishman Murray to get more attention as more readers become familiar with their respective works. The nominees will be trimmed to a short list of five books on September 7th.



About the Author:

Neil Hollands is an Adult Services Librarian at Williamsburg Regional Library in Virginia, where he specializes in readers’ advisory and collection development. He is the author of Read On . . . Fantasy Fiction (2007) and Fellowship in a Ring: a Guide for Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Groups (2009).

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