The Man Booker Prize 2008 shortlisted novels are:
Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger (Atlantic)
Sebastian Barry, The Secret Scripture (Faber and Faber)
Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies (John Murray)
Linda Grant, The Clothes on Their Backs (Virago)
Philip Hensher, The Northern Clemency (Fourth Estate)
Steve Toltz, A Fraction of the Whole (Hamish Hamilton)
So much for my hopes for Joseph O'Neill...well, at least we have Sebastian Barry in there to carry the torch!
Aravind Adiga is only 34! Wow. Linda Grant is the only woman on the shortlist. Now I wonder do juries ever get split along gender lines?!