Man Asian Literary Prize, generally the most interesting one in the Man Booker stable, has been released.
Jamil Ahmad – The Wandering Falcon
Jahnavi Barua – Rebirth
Rahul Bhattacharya – The Sly Company of People Who Care
Amitav Ghosh -River of Smoke
Kyung-Sook Shin – Please Look After Mom
Yan Lianke – Dream of Ding Village
Banana Yoshimoto – The Lake
via The Millions
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011 shortlist was announced on Tuesday 6th September 2011.
Julian Barnes – The Sense of an Ending
Carol Birch – Jamrach’s Menagerie
Patrick deWitt – The Sisters Brothers
Esi Edugyan – Half Blood Blues
Stephen Kelman – Pigeon English
A D Miller – Snowdrops
via Man Booker Prize
The IMPAC Award shortlist was announced today. The IMPAC sets itself apart with its unique approach. Its massive longlist is compiled by libraries all over the world before being whittled down by judges. This makes for a more egalitarian selection. It’s also got a long lead time. Books up for the current prize (to be named June 15th) were all published in 2009, putting the IMPAC more than a year behind other big literary awards. There’s a distinct upside in this. By now, nearly all the shortlisted books are available in paperback in the U.S. The IMPAC also tends to be interesting for the breadth of books it considers.
This year’s shortlist is typically eclectic, representing four countries and ranging from bestsellers, to relative unknowns.
Galore by Michael Crummey
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
The Vagrants by Yiyun Li
Ransom by David Malouf
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates
Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey
Brooklyn by Colm Toibín
Love and Summer by William Trevor
After the Fire, a Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld
via The Millions : The Eclectic IMPAC Shortlist Has Arrived.