Monday, 12 May 2008
Best of the Booker Shortlist
The Best of the Booker, a one-off celebratory award to mark the 40th anniversary of the Booker Prize, announced its shortlist today.
The six shortlisted books, chosen from the list of 41 Booker Prize and Man Booker Prize winners, are:
Pat Barker's The Ghost Road (1995, Viking)
Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda (1988, Faber & Faber)
JM Coetzee's Disgrace (1999, Secker & Warburg)
JG Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur (1973, Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
Nadine Gordimer's The Conservationist (1974, Cape)
Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children (1981, Cape)
The shortlist was selected by a panel of judges - Victoria Glendinning, Mariella Frostrup and John Mullan.
The winner will be chosen by the public and voting begins today.
See The Voting Page here
I tried and failed to read the Rushdie. I loved the Carey, and embarrassingly, I haven't read the others...So, I think, rather undemocratically, Oscar and Lucinda gets my vote!