Tuesday, September 7, 2010

2010 Booker Prize predictions

Hi everyone! With only a day left for shortlist predicitions, I thought I'd weigh in with a wager of my own. I've read four of my six projected short-listers; the last two are based on reviews I've read and a few other factors that might influence the judges in their decision.

Here goes:

David Mitchell: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Tom McCarthy: C
Paul Murray: Skippy Dies
Rose Tremain: Trespass
Helen Dunmore: The Betrayal
Damon Galgut: In A Strange Room

I'll be sticking to these six for now, and will update tomorrow with the finalized list. For those interested, I have had two new reviews published on about.com, one for Tremain's Trespass and one for Emma Donoghue's Room (which I imagine will be left off tomorrow's shortlist). Take a peek at the embedded links.

Another update will come tomorrow: fingers crossed for Mitchell, McCarthy, and Murray-- I suspect the prize will eventually come between those three.

Currently reading:
Great House, Nicole Krauss

Currently listening to:
Calexico, "Feast of Wire"

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