The Man Book Prize was launched in 1969 and is a literary prize for the best original full-length novel written by a citizen of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.
I have always found myself drawn to the winners and nominees of this literary prize even though I very rarely find myself agreeing with the judges decisions (*cough*Life of Pi*cough*). The judges started with a list of 151 novels and the longlist which consisted of 13 was announced on July 23rd, the shortlist has been announced today with a winner being announced October 15th.
Man Booker Shortlist 2013
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
The Harvest by Jim Crace
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín
I have yet to read any of these (although The Luminaries and Harvest are on my TBR list) so it’s difficult to take a guess at who might win. Jim Crace and Colm Tóibín have already been reported as favorites to win though.
Have you read any of these? Who do you believe should win it all?