‘The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is the world’s most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and even publishers….’ – (MPB) The book commentariat fall over themselves every year in anticipation of this highly feted award.
That being the case, this prestigious award also attracts attention from a rather different sort – The Bookie. Those who inhabit the world of online betting may recall the various
The bookies may have missed the mark this year, but one has to admire their pluck. How else to describe those who attempt so difficult a task as choosing the best of the best.
The Man Booker Prize 2008 – Shortlist:
Sebastian Barry – ‘The Secret Scripture‘
Amitov Gosh – Sea of Poppies
Linda Grant – The Clothes on Their Backs
Philip Hensher – The Northern Clemency
Steve Toltz – A Fraction of the Whole