If an author wants to become wealthy fast, winning the Man Booker Prize will do it. Of course it's not all about money.. this award is for the best contemporary fiction of the year, a coveted prize. 

First there is the Longlist announcement in July, then the Shortlist in September, and finally the winner in October.

Here's the 2012 Shortlist and a very brief description:

  • Umbrella by Will Self    (A dark story of WW1)
  • Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil    (A poetic journey into Bombay)
  • Swimming Home by Deborah Levy  (Click on the title listed in the Book Index on the Sidebar.)
  • The Garden of Evening Mists by T. T. Eng   (A magic, misty read)
  • The Lighthouse by Alison Moore  (Reads like a very dark comedy)
  •  Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (More Cromwell or click on the title in the Book Index on the Sidebar.)
My bet is on Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel ( again..). What about you?
(If I'm wrong I can always delete this....I have no shame.)


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