The six shortlisted books for this year’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2010 are:
- Parrot and Oliver in America by Peter Carey (Faber & Faber) [review][extract]
- Room by Emma Donoghue (Picador) [review][extract]
- In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut (Atlantic) [review][extract]
- The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson (Bloomsbury) [review][extract]
- The Long Song by Andrea Levy (Headline) [review][extract]
- C by Tom McCarthy (Jonathan Cape) [review][extract]
The winning book out of the six will be announced on Tuesday 12 October at a dinner at London’s Guildhall. The announcement is usually broadcast live on the BBC’s News at Ten.
As in previous years, the library is acquiring the six shortlisted books.
The Guardian: Booker prize sees Peter Carey and Emma Donoghue head shortlist: Australian novelist could be first three-times winner, as fancied David Mitchell and controversial Christos Tsiolkas miss out
The Independent: Man Booker Prize shortlist announced: Australian novelist Peter Carey could become the first author to win the Man Booker Prize three times after it was announced he was on this year’s shortlist
The Daily Telegraph: Man Booker shortlist has a comic touch: The Man Booker Prize can be relied upon for many things: a clash of literary heavyweights, a dash of controversy and a stack of heavy-going novels