Tuesday July 27th, 2010

Booker Field Down to 13

The 13 longlist finalists for this year’s Booker Prize have been announced. Three of them have been reviewed on The Second Pass (links where appropriate in the list below), and two others have already been assigned for review this fall, when the books are published in the U.S.

I would put my money on Andrea Levy.

The list:

Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey
Room by Emma Donoghue
The Betrayal by Helen Dunmore
In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut
The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson
The Long Song by Andrea Levy
C by Tom McCarthy
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
February by Lisa Moore
Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
Trespass by Rose Tremain
The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
The Stars in the Bright Sky by Alan Warner