Lost Man Booker Prize Shortlist

A couple of months back I posted about the Man Booker Prize and the "lost" year of 1970 when the eligibility criteria changed and a number of novels missed out on the possibility of nomination.  The people in charge of the prize have decided to make a special award for these novels.  An original longlist of 22 novels was announced in February, and now a shortlist of 6 has been released.

The shortlisted novels are:

Nina Bawden, The Birds On The Trees
J.G.Farrell, Troubles
Shirley Hazzard, The Bay Of Noon
Mary Renault, Fire From Heaven
Muriel Spark, The Driver's Seat
Patrick White, The Vivisector

The winner of this "lost" prize will be decided by the international reading public who can vote for their choice via the Man Booker website.  The winner will be announced on May 19, 2010.  

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