Monday, September 7, 2009

Man Booker Prize

What is the Man Booker Prize?  Well, it's a pretty famous prize for fiction awarded each year. To qualify for the prize, an author must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country.  (The Commonwealth of Nations is comprised of 53 nations formerly part of the British empire.)  

The Man Booker Prize shortlist is going to be announced Tuesday, September 8.  The longlist was announced at the end of July and consists of 13 titles.  Two favorites  are A.S. Byatt's The Children's Book and Colm Toibin's Brooklyn.  

The Children's Book is scheduled to be published in the United States on October 6.  

Brooklyn came out back in May.  


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