Tuesday, 18 October 2011


Short Listed Books for Man Booker Prize 2011

Man Booker prize shortlisted authors, from left to right, Carol Birch, Stephen Kelman, Patrick deWitt, Esi Edugyan, and A.D. Miller, pose with their books

The following 6 books have made it in the Man Booker Prize 2011 shortlist on September 6. The Man Booker Prize winner will be announced tonight (October 18).

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
A middle-aged man is hurled headfirst into an intentionally forgotten past.

Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch
A street urchan named Jaffy signs on with Mr. Jamrach, a collector of exotic animals, on an expedition to capture a dragon.

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
A darkly comic western follows two hired guns in the late 19th century as they make their way from Oregon to San Francisco to kill a man.

Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
Long-time friends and musicians Chip and Sidney return to Berlin in to discover what really happened to their friend Hieronymous Falk, who disappeared during the fall of Paris at the start of World War II.

Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
The coming-of-age of an eleven-year-old who moves from Ghana to inner-city London with his mother and sister.

Snowdrops by A.D. Miller
A British lawyer is seduced by a beautiful Russian woman in Moscow and becomes embroiled in mystery.

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