Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Two Penguin authors on the Man Booker shortlist 2008!

Great news!

The Man Booker short-list 2008 has just been announced, and includes Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Sea Of Poppies’ (Penguin Viking), Steve Toltz's ‘A Fraction of the Whole’ (Hamish Hamilton), and Sebastian Barry’s ‘The Secret Scripture’ (Faber and Faber).

The full short-list is included below:

Aravind Adiga - The White Tiger (Atlantic)
Sebastian Barry - The Secret Scripture (Faber and Faber)
Amitav Ghosh - Sea of Poppies (Penguin India)
Linda Grant - The Clothes on their Backs (Virago)
Philip Hensher - The Northern Clemency (Fourth Estate)
Steve Toltz - A Fraction of the Whole (Hamish Hamilton)

Why not visit the Sea of Poppies website here to discover more about this stunning book, watch an interview with the author Amitav Ghosh and see him reading an excerpt of Sea of Poppies.

Congratualtions to all the nominees, the winner will be announced on October 14th.

For more information visit the Man Booker website here.

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