Nicola Barker, The Yips (Fourth Estate)
Ned Beauman, The Teleportation Accident (Sceptre)
André Brink, Philida (Harvill Secker)
Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists (Myrmidon Books)
Michael Frayn, Skios (Faber & Faber)
Rachel Joyce, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Doubleday)
Deborah Levy, Swimming Home (And Other Stories)
Hilary Mantel, Bring up the Bodies (Fourth Estate)
Alison Moore, The Lighthouse (Salt)
Will Self, Umbrella (Bloomsbury)
Jeet Thayil, Narcopolis (Faber & Faber)
Sam Thompson, Communion Town (Fourth Estate)
If you go to the links you will be lead to the Man Booker Prize website, and to further information about the authors and their books that have been nominated.
So, what do you think? Have you read any of these books and if so, what did you think of them? I have a theory that some novels get nominated for awards but fail to be as good as they should be. Although I haven’t read any of these books (I know, it’s shameful) so I need opinions from you all. Enjoy!