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August, 2010:

Man Booker Prize Long List 2010

Man Booker Judges 2010

Man Booker Judges 2010

On Aug 27th the long list for the 2010 Man Booker prize was revealed.

A total of 138 books, 14 of which were called in by the judges, were considered for the ‘Man Booker Dozen’ longlist of 13 books. The five judges – Sir Andrew Morton, Rosie Blue, Deborah Bull, Tom Sutcliffe and Frances Wilson will review the entries before the short list is announced on Sept 7th.

The longlist includes:

Peter Carey Parrot and Olivier in America (Faber and Faber)

Emma Donoghue Room (Pan MacMillan – Picador)

Helen Dunmore The Betrayal (Penguin – Fig Tree)

Damon Galgut In a Strange Room (Grove Atlantic – Atlantic Books)

Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question (Bloomsbury)

Andrea Levy The Long Song
(Headline Publishing Group – Headline Review)

Tom McCarthy C (Random House – Jonathan Cape)

David Mitchell The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (Hodder & Stoughton – Sceptre)

Lisa Moore February (Random House – Chatto & Windus)

Paul Murray Skippy Dies (Penguin – Hamish Hamilton)

Rose Tremain Trespass (Random House – Chatto & Windus)

Christos Tsiolkas The Slap (Grove Atlantic – Tuskar Rock)

Alan Warner The Stars in the Bright Sky
(Random House – Jonathan Cape)

Some of the above titles have yet to be released in the USA at the time of posting.

Book Blogger Hop – July 30th to 2nd Aug 2010

I’ve just been taking part in the blog hop for Book Bloggers hosted by

The theme question for this blog hop is – “Who is your favorite new-to-you author so far this year?”

I have to say that for me it has got to be Wallace Stegner. I’m a little ashamed that it has taken me so long to discover his work but I read Crossing to Safety earlier this year after my sister recommended it to me. I enjoyed every word of it, the characters are so well penned that it was hardly put down until it was (all too soon!) finished.

Highly recommended!

If you found me here via the blog hop, please leave a comment so I can check out your own answers!