Thursday, July 31, 2008

Man Booker Prize Long Shortlist

2008 Man Booker Prize for Fiction Longlist (I yellowed my llamado 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. Plot synopsis: A'ida writes letters to her husband Xavier while he is imprisoned for insurgency.
The Lost Dog by Michelle de Kretser. Plot synopsis: A Henry James scholar searches for his lost dog in the Australian bush while flashbacks detail his affair with an artist.
Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh. Plot synopsis: A historical adventure set during the Opium Wars.
The Clothes on Their Backs by Linda Grant.
A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif. Plot synopsis: A fictional take on the death of Pakistani dictator General Zia ul-Haq, who died in a plane crash in 1988.
The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher.
Netherland by Joseph O’Neill.
The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie. Plot synopsis: The worlds of Mughal India and Renaissance Florence collide in this historical epic.
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith.
A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Nashman said...

I read this on a train ride about rushdie..it was quite illuminating

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1038810/Rushdie-tight-fisted-arrogant-handshake-like-wet-fish-says-Special-Branch-officer-knew-Scruffy.html

6:26 PM  
Blogger frank said...

I had it printed out

7:17 PM  

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