They’ve announced the 2012 Booker longlist today:

  • The Yips, by Nicola Barker
  • The Teleportation Accident, by Ned Beauman
  • Philida, by André Brink
  • Skios, by Michael Frayn
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce
  • Swimming Home, by Deborah Levy
  • Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel
  • The Lighthouse, by Alison Moore
  • Umbrella, by Will Self
  • Narcopolis, by Jeet Thayil
  • Communion Town, by Sam Thompson
  • The Garden of Evening Mists, by Tan Twan Eng

Also, I was surprised and upset (as were many) that when the Man Booker revamped its homepage they discontinued the forum. I met many of my literary friends there, and it has been a lively place.

As luck would have it, I have recently been putting together a forum dedicated to my favorite publishers and to short stories. I thought, why not add in literary prizes as well. So we did, and several familiar faces from the old Booker forum have made there way there already.

Feel free to join us discussing all things Booker related there,

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