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Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Man Booker Prize Shortlist 2013
We Need New Names - NoViolet Bulawayo
The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton
The Harvest - Jim Crace
The Lowland - Jhumpa Lahiri
A Tale For The Time Being - Ruth Ozeki
The Testament of Mary - Colm Toibin
Three of these I have reviewed in previous posts and as you can see above I'm a fair way into the fourth. Having not read Crace or Lahiri's works at this time (The Lowlands is yet to be published!!!) I can't confidently predict a winner but I must say none of the selected works surprise me, even though Toibin's is too short to qualify, and demands a christian understanding, in my opinion.
I am happy that "Almost English" didn't make the cut but as a gesture of goodwill I will still donate a sum to the Indigenous Literary Foundation to assist our original settlers with having the same opportunities as us all in education, employment and societal skills.
I of course will be back with my thoughts on Catton's work along with Crace's and Lahiri's (once it's published) - good luck to them all.