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Random musings on reading and books from a librarian in training.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Best of the Bookers

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Booker Prize, a one-time prize has been created to honor the best of the past winners.

The list has been narrowed down to six. Voting ends mid-day July 8. (I regret to say that I have not read any of the finalists. I’m hoping to rectify that. Disgrace is in the mail to me as I type.)

The finalists are:

Pat Barker’s The Ghost Road

Peter Carey’s Oscar and Lucinda

JM Coetzee’s Disgrace

J G Farrell’s The Siege of Krishnapur

Nadine Gordimer’s The Conservationist

Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children

A list of all Booker prize winners can be found at:

Amazon’s take on it: The Most Bookery Booker: Down to Six,

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