2011 Man Booker Prize Shortlist

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The shortlisted works for the 2011 Man Booker Prize have been released.

The shortlist is:

Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending
Carol Birch, Jamrach's Menagerie
Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers
Esi Edugyan, Half Blood Blues
Stephen Kelman, Pidgeon English
A. D. Miller, Snowdrops

The full longlist is here. The winner will be announced on Tuesday October 18.

Notes: Hollinghurst missing the cut is a bit interesting, I think he was one of the favourites leading in. There are no previous winners on the list, though Barnes has been shortlisted three times previously. How his great novel Flaubert's Parrot lost out to Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner in 1984 I'll never know.

The Guardian has some comment about the shortlist, with a photo of Hollinghurst looking out a window - wistful, perhaps.

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