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Man Booker Challenge

December 15, 2007

Man Booker Challenge

To participate in the Man Booker Challenge, you just choose 6 books that have won the Man Booker Prize, or have been shortlisted or longlisted. They can be from any year. The challenge will run from January to December 2008. When you’ve made your list, please leave the link to your post in the comments.

Here is a list of all the prize winners since 1969. If you click on any one book cover, you’ll also see the shortlists and longlists for that year.I decided on 6 books because I figure that, like me, many people have already signed up for a bunch of 2008 challenges, and a smaller challenge is likely to work out better. If you want to choose more than 6, feel free.You may overlap with other challenges. You may change the books on your list at any time.I would like to set up blogspot blogs for this and the other two challenges, but I’m completely lame and have no clue how to do invite other people to join a blog, even though Bonnie explained it to me. Twice, I think. So…. would someone like to set up blogspot blogs?There is
a blog for a long-term Booker prize project. They’re reading all 41 winners. Just letting you know in case you want to join.

Here’s my list:

Anne Enright – The Gathering

Kiran Desai – The Inhertiance of Loss

John Banville – The Sea

Alan Hollinghurst – The Line of Beauty

DBC Pierre  – Vernon God Little

Margaret Atwood – The Blind Assassin


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