Thursday, October 15, 2009

Man Booker Prize

Well, our guesses as to who was going to win the Booker Prize were all wrong. The winner this year was Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. The book is a historical novel about Thomas Cromwell (1485-1540), Henry VIII's "go-to man for his dirty work" according to Library Journal.

Wolf Hall beat out these other shortlisted titles:

The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt

Summertime by J.M.Coetzee (U.S. pub. date of 12/24/2009)

The Quickening Maze by Adam Foulds (U.S. pub. date of 6/29/2010)

The Glass Room by Simon Mawer (U.S. pub. date of 12/8/2009)

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

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