- Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape - Random House)
- Carol Birch Jamrach’s Menagerie(Canongate Books)
- Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers (Granta)
- Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues (Serpent’s Tail)
- Stephen Kelman Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)
- A.D. Miller Snowdrops (Atlantic)
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The Man Booker shortlist came out today and features two novels by Canadians – Patrick deWitt's The Sisters Brothers, which I loved, and Esi Edugyan's Half Blood Blues, which I have not yet read – which is always exciting. The Booker winner will be announced on Oct. 18, but until then, we'll have six books to be in suspense about.