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Fourth Estate/HarperCollins Publishers Australia would like to congratulate Hilary Mantel for being shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize for her novel, Bring up the Bodies. HarperCollins Publishing Director Shona Martyn says: “Hilary Mantel’s Bring up the Bodies is another tour de force from the author of 2009 winner Wolf Hall. Let us hope that Thomas Cromwell, the focus of the book, can triumph a second time in the awards as he did so many times in life.”
To order copies of Bring up the Bodies (ISBN: 9780007353583 (TPB) / 9780007315093 (HC)), 2009 Man Booker winner, Wolf Hall (ISBN: 9780007230204) and Hilary’s backlist titles, please contact Harper Entertainment Distribution customer service on 1300-551-721.
Allen & Unwin is thrilled at the news that Jeet Thayil’s Narcopolis, Deborah Levy’s Swimming Home and Will Self’s Umbrella have been shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Narcopolis Jeet Thayil 9780571275762 (Faber & Faber) $29.99 Swimming Home Deborah Levy 9780571299607 (Faber & Faber/And Other Stories) $19.99 B paperback original Umbrella Will Self 9781408832097 (Bloomsbury) $27.99
Jeet Thayil was in Australia this month at the Brisbane Writers Festival where his rich and hallucinatory novel Narcopolis was celebrated by fellow writers, journalists and the public.
Deborah Levy’s Swimming Home was recently announced by Faber as a co-publication with small independent publisher And Other Stories, following its longlisting: ‘Deborah Levy’s storytelling is allusive, elliptical and disturbing. Her touch is gentle, often funny and always acute. This amazing novel is a haunting exploration of loss and longing. She is also strong on suspense, leading the reader to a hugely surprising end…. It has an epic quality. This is a prizewinner.’ The Independent
Warm congratulations to Jeet Thayil and Deborah Levy and Faber & Faber and to Will Self and Bloomsbury from everyone at Allen & Unwin.
Stock of all three shortlisted books will be available by 25 September. To order please contact your Allen & Unwin account manager or UBD 1800-338-836
NewSouth Books congratulates Rob Brooks, author of Sex, Genes, and Rock ‘n’ Roll on winning the Science Writer Award at the inaugural Queensland Literary Awards. And congratulations also to Rob Brander, author of The Essential Beach Book, for his recently awarded Eureka Prize.
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