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Monday, June 4, 2018

The Golden Five

I have already voted and now its your turn. 

Five Books and Fifty Years.
Every fifty years a contest is held for the best Man Booker prize winner during that time. Below are the five books short listed.
   In a Free State by V. S. Naipaul, UK, published by Picador
   Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively, UK, published by Penguin
   The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, Canada, published by Bloomsbury
   Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, UK, published by Fourth Estate
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, USA, published by Bloomsbury

Key dates
26 May to 25 June
Readers are now invited to have their say on which book is their favourite from this shortlist. The month-long public vote on the Man Booker Prize website will close on 25 June. To help the public decide, the website will feature videos of each judge discussing their choice.

8 July

The winner, as chosen by the public, will be announced and presented with a trophy at Golden Man Booker Live, the closing event of the Man Booker 50 Festival at Southbank Centre on 8 July 2018 at 7pm. The star-studded event will feature the five judges debating their shortlisted books, along with readings from actors.

An international gang. Ondaatje is the only Canadian; Saunders the only American. Naipaul is originally from Trinidad. I have read all except the Naipaul but I have read other books by him. Moon Tiger, The English Patient and Wolf Hall are all excellent books. I found Lincoln in the Bardo a bit tedious. 

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