When you want to read a good fiction book, how do you choose from the treasure trove of the bookstore?
Here’s my tip for you. I look for books in the Man Booker Prize shortlist for the year. I bought several books from their shortlist and my reading experience has been delightful.
Read sublime prose written by true masters of the writing craft.
Each year, the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, a literary prize, is awarded for the best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, Ireland, or Zimbabwe.
Man Booker 2011 Winner
This year’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011 was won by Julian Barnes for The Sense Of An Ending, published by Jonathon Cape.
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction Shortlist 2011
Carol Birch - Jamrach’s Menagerie
Patrick deWitt - The Sisters Brothers
Esi Edugyan - Half Blood Blues
Stephen Kelman - Pigeon English
A D Miller - Snowdrops