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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

One Great Reading List

Here are this year's Man Booker nominees. It makes a fabulous reading list. But! Alas! No Canadians on the list this year. I have only read one of the books nominated, Colm Toibin's Brooklyn which I enjoyed very much.

I like Anita Byatt as well. Byatt's The Children's Book, which she launched in North America at Montreal's Blue Metropolis Festival, is vying for the prize. And you never can go wrong with William Trevor.

The other nominees are:
Adam Foulds, The Quickening Maze
Sarah Hall, How to Paint a Dead Man
Samantha Harvey, The Wilderness
James Lever, Me Cheeta
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall
Simon Mawer, The Glass Room
Ed O'Loughlin, Not Untrue & Not Unkind
James Scudamore, Heliopolis
Colm Toibin, Brooklyn
William Trevor, Love and Summer
Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger

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