Tuesday, 27 July 2010

For what it's worth

My Booker Longlist predictions

1. Thousand Autumns – David Mitchell
2. C – Tom McCarthy
3. Skippy Dies – Paul Murray
4. The Long Song – Andrea Levy
5. The Canal – Lee Rourke
6. Nourishment – Gerard Woodward
7. Trespass – Rose Tremain
8. Solar – Ian McEwan
9. Even the Dogs – Jon McGregor
10. And this is True – Emily Mackie
11. The Finkler Question – Howard Jacobson
12. Room – Emma Donague
13. The Slap – Christos Tsiolkas


  1. No DBC Pierre? No Peter Carey? O'Hagan?
    Dissin Trested

  2. I don't think DBC Pierre's new novel is quite good enough. Not when up against Mitchell or Tsiolkas' efforts.

    Good list. Not long now!

  3. Actual list

    Peter Carey Parrot and Oliver in America (Faber and Faber)

    Emma Donoghue Room (Pan MacMillan - Picador)

    Helen Dunmore The Betrayal (Penguin - Fig Tree)

    Damon Galgut In a Strange Room (Grove Atlantic - Atlantic Books)

    Howard Jacobson The Finkler Question (Bloomsbury)

    Andrea Levy The Long Song
    (Headline Publishing Group - Headline Review)

    Tom McCarthy C (Random House - Jonathan Cape)

    David Mitchell The Thousand Autumns of Zacob de Zoet (Hodder & Stoughton - Sceptre)

    Lisa Moore February (Random House - Chatto & Windus)

    Paul Murray Skippy Dies (Penguin - Hamish Hamilton)

    Rose Tremain Trespass (Random House - Chatto & Windus)

    Christos Tsiolkas The Slap (Grove Atlantic - Tuskar Rock)

    Alan Warner The Stars in the Bright Sky
    (Random House - Jonathan Cape)

    I make that eight from 13 - not bad at all...

  4. Only read one of these books :(
    McEwan's SOLAR..
    Reviewed David Mitchell Thousand Autumns excerpt in my blog though
    And THE SLAP is waiting for me to free my hands of Adam Haslett's UNION ATLANTIC..
    So long...