2006 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Announced

The shortlisted novels for the 2006 Man Booker Prize has been announced and, I think for the first time, two Australian novels have made the final list.

The novels are:

The Inheritance of Loss, Kiran Desai
The Secret River, Kate Grenville
Carry Me Down, M.J. Hyland
In the Country of Men, Hisham Matar
Mother's Milk, Edward St Aubyn
The Night Watch, Sarah Waters

No Carey, no Mitchell and no previous winner on the list. Four women shortlisted is probably also a record.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday 10th October. I have read a grand total of one of these titles - which says far more about me than the novels chosen.

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