Christos Not Man Booker Enough?
The Man Booker shortlist was announced last night and includes Peter Carey, but has dropped Christos Tsiolkas.
The shortlist also included Emma Donoghue, Damon Galgut, Howard Jacobson, Andrea Levy and Tom McCarthy, but the exclusion of Tsiolkas is odd given that at last count he was the highest selling nominee on the longlist. But for Carey this represents a step closer to making him a record breaking three-times winner of the £50,000 prize.
This year the Man Booker has gone digital with an iPhone app that gives the history of the award and includes video content about the winners. The big test of the new technology will be how quickly it can tell users about the prize’s winner which will be announced Tuesday 12 October in London.