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Friday, September 15, 2006

Maybe They'll Just Give It To Banville Again

Surprise, surprise. No David Mitchell on the shortlist. Commenting on the diversity, chairwoman Hermoine Lee says: "There are four women and two men. They include an Indian writer (Desai) who has lived in America and England, an Australian (Grenville), an Irishwoman (Hyland) and a Libyan-born Egyptian (Matar) now living in England." The money, though, is on Waters.


  • Waters leads the list? That's shocking. I thought her previous book - Fingersmith - was abysmal. It was like Dickens meets gothic erotica. Ugh! My money's on Kiran Desai.

    By Anonymous neoe, at 10:26 PM  

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