Tuesday, July 29, 2008

2008 Longlist Announced!

The "Man Booker Dozen" has just been announced. The 13 longlist titles are:
  • 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 9, and the prize awarded October 14. A more detailed news story can be found on the prize website, here.

Let the reading begin! Feel free to post reviews and opinions of shortlisted works on this blog.


  1. Only two women. That's disappointing.

  2. I loved O'Neill's Netherland, and I hope it goes far. Then again, it's the only one I've read so far!