Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Man Booker Prize Longlist Announcement

This is the list of the titles nominated for the 2011 Man Booker Prize

Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape - Random House)
Sebastian Barry On Canaan's Side (Faber)
Carol Birch Jamrach's Menagerie (Canongate Books)
Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers (Granta)
Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues (Serpent's Tail - Profile)
Yvvette Edwards A Cupboard Full of Coats (Oneworld)
Alan Hollinghurst The Stranger's Child (Picador - Pan Macmillan)
Stephen Kelman Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)
Patrick McGuinness The Last Hundred Days (Seren Books)
A.D. Miller Snowdrops (Atlantic)
Alison Pick Far to Go (Headline Review)
Jane Rogers The Testament of Jessie Lamb (Sandstone Press)
D.J. Taylor Derby Day (Chatto & Windus - Random House)

The chair of judges, Dame Stella Rimington, comments:
 'We are delighted by the quality and breadth of our longlist, which emerged from an impassioned discussion. The list ranges from the Wild West to multi-ethnic London via post-Cold War Moscow and Bucharest, and includes four first novels.'

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Shelf Awareness for Readers

One of the newletters that I try to make sure I read every day is Shelf Awareness.  This online resource does a good job of keeping me, as a bookseller, caught up to date on new releases, media appearances by authors, and what is going on in the book publishing and retail world.  I also find their book reviews useful.  So, I am pleased to announce that they are making this resource available to readers. 

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