Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lost Booker shortlist announced. . .

They've announced the shortlist for the Lost Booker - a fun contest to recognize books from 1970 that, due to some changes in rules, weren't eligible for the Booker that year. The six shortlisted titles are:

The Birds on the Trees by Nina Bawden
Troubles by J G Farrell
The Bay of Noon by Shirley Hazzard
Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault
The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark
The Vivisector by Patrick White

It's a good list; I've read five out of the six writers represented, though not necessarily the book being honoured. Best of all the winner is chosen by votes from the public. You have until April 23rd. All the details are located here. I've already cast my vote. . . hmmmm. . . what could it be, I wonder?

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