Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The Booker Long List Is Out

Here it is: the Booker longlist The absence of Rushdie, a certain Naipaul, Ondaatje and other big names is noteworthy, methinks!

The list:

Darkmans by Nicola Barker (Fourth Estate)
Self Help by Edward Docx (Picador)
The Gift Of Rain by Tan Twan Eng (Myrmidon)
The Gathering by Anne Enright (Jonathan Cape)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid (Hamish Hamilton)
The Welsh Girl by Peter Ho Davies (Sceptre)
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones (John Murray)
Gifted by Nikita Lalwani (Viking)
On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan, (Jonathan Cape)
What Was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn (Tindal Street)
Consolation by Michael Redhill (William Heinemann)
Animal's People by Indra Sinha (Simon & Schuster)
Winnie & Wolf by AN Wilson (Hutchinson)"

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    Geets said...

    Hey John
    Great to hear that you were in Kerala to read your poem at such an august convention! Congrats!
    Btw, did you meet Anita Thambi? She was my college mate for BTech.

    John said...

    HI Geeta,

    No, she didn't come, unfortunately.

    How are you?