Tuesday, October 12, 2010

2010 Booker Prize goes to Howard Jacobson's The Finkler Question

The Finkler Question has won the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.  Read more here:

I haven't read this yet, but I did order a copy this afternoon!


  1. He was a long shot, to be sure.


  2. Laura Thanks for posting this....somehow in all the madness of this week I forgot all about the Booker - silly me. Well, my instincts were all wrong...I thought the 1000 Autumns would win for sure. Luckily I have the Finkler Question out of the library at the moment so I can read it ! :)

  3. Luvvie, I was hoping for the Mitchell book also, but it didn't even make the shortlist. And I realized yesterday that I never posted the shortlist here :/

  4. I've just ordered The Finkler Question on amazon, I have high hopes for it. I hadn't heard of the Booker Challenger before, and I think its probably too late in the year for me to even manage the Winners Circle, but I'll definitely be aiming for Booker Devotee next year.

    I'm a bookaholic, to read about me munching through literary leaves, visit my blog: http://thebook-caterpillar.blogspot.com

  5. book caterpillar, some of our contributors signed up for the 2010 challenge, others consider Booker Prize reading a "perpetual" challenge with no time limit. Of course you are welcome to sign up for 2011, but wanted to make you aware of the alternative.