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2014 Shortlist Announced for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction

The Man Booker Prize has announced its shortlist! The longlist is now whittled down to just six titles.

In the announcement they said, “One previous winner, one thrice-shortlisted novelist, one Australian, two US authors and five imprints. This is what makes up the shortlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction,.”

The shortlist is:

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  • To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Joshua Ferris
  • The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
  • J by Howard Jacobson
  • The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee
  • We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
  • How to be Both by Ali Smith

I currently have five of the titles on the shortlist and have already read two, so you can guess what my next three books are right?… happy reading all!

The Booker Prize Longlist – Karen Joy Fowler

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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler

Sitting, reading on the bus, I laughed out loud. The man sitting next to me shifted and then changed seats. 🙂 I’m not mad… honest! 😉

So it begins – my attempt to read as many books as I can, from the Man Booker Prize for Fiction’s 2014 longlist, before the winner is announced. Only 12 books and 8/9ths of a book to go! Wish me luck. Xx

Jammie x