Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Booker Prize Longlist, 2012
has been announced! After months of speculation, it's finally here:
The Yips by Nicola Barker (Fourth Estate)
The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman (Sceptre)
Philida by André Brink (Harvill Secker)
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng (Myrmidon Books)
* Skios by Michael Frayn (Faber & Faber)
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (Doubleday)
Swimming Home by Deborah Levy (And Other Stories)
* Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel (Fourth Estate)
The Lighthouse by Alison Moore (Salt)
Umbrella by Will Self (Bloomsbury)
*Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil (Faber & Faber)
Communion Town by Sam Thompson (Fourth Estate)
* -- I've read it already!
All right -- so I just bought all of the ones I didn't have, but it looks like for some of these the reading isn't going to happen until September, so hopefully this time around is not as stressful as some of the past longlist reads have been.
My plan, once August gets going, is to do weekly updates on my progress through this list, which gives me two entire months and a bit of October to read nine books.
Anyone else going to read through the list this year?