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Man Booker Prize 2012 shortlist announced

The shortlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize has been announced.

The shortlisted titles are:  

  • The Garden of Evening Mists (Tan Twan Eng, Myrmidon Books)  
  • Swimming Home (Deborah Levy, And Other Stories)
  • Bring up the Bodies (Hilary Mantel, Fourth Estate)
  • The Lighthouse (Alison Moore, Salt Publishing)
  • Umbrella (Will Self, Bloomsbury)
  • Narcopolis (Jeet Thayil, Faber).


To see the 12 titles longlisted for this year’s prize, click here.

The winner of this year’s prize will be announced at a dinner in London on Tuesday 16 October. Each of the six shortlisted writers will receive £2500 (approximately A$3871) and a specially commissioned handbound edition of their book. The winner receives a further £50,000 (A$77,421).



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