Booker Prize Predictions
The Man Booker longlist will be announced tomorrow. The Omnivore turns literary tipster as we try to predict who’s in the running for this year’s prize…
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Alan Hollinghurst won the 2004 Booker Prize with The Line of Beauty. His latest novel has had (mostly) excellent reviews, and he looks set to make the longlist at the very least.
THE FORGOTTEN WALTZ by Anne Enright (won 2007, The Gathering)
LAST MAN IN TOWER by Aravind Adiga (won 2008, The White Tiger)
WISH YOU WERE HERE by Graham Swift (won 1996, Last Orders)
KING OF THE BADGERS by Philip Hensher (shortlisted 2008, The Northern Clemency)
WE HAD IT SO GOOD by Linda Grant (shortlisted 2008, The Clothes on Their Backs)
THE SENSE OF AN ENDING by Julian Barnes (shortlisted 1984, Flaubert’s Parrot)
Will sci-fi finally get its moment? If so, there can be no stronger candidate than China Miéville, one of those rare writers who’s managed to escape the confines of “genre” fiction.
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