For those of you interested in the competitive side of the literary world, The Man Booker Prize short list for 2011 was announced today. Check out what Booklist reviewers think of some of the finalists below. If your favorite is selected on October 18th, you win a prize*!
The Sense of an Ending By Julian Barnes
Jamrach’s Menagerie By Carol Birch
The Sisters Brothers By Patrick deWitt
Half Blood Blues By Esi Edugyan
Pigeon English By Stephen Kelman
Snowdrops By A.D. Miller
*Validation of superior literary taste and/or bragging rights.