Monday, 22 July 2013

Booker Longlist predictions - 2013

It's been over a year since I last wrote anything on this blog, but I am determined to change that. So here we are: a small post on the titles I think might make it onto the longlist. That said, I've been quite behind the times of late - and I feel that there are loads of smaller books that deserve a place on here, but I've just not come across them as yet. Anyway, here's the list: not necessarily what my choices would be, but what I think they may go for:

1. Nadeem Aslam – Blind Man’s Garden
2. Jenn Ashworth – The Friday Gospels
3. Margaret Atwood - MaddAddam
4. Justin Cartwright – Lion Heart
5. JM Coetzee – The Childhood of Jesus
6. Jim Crace - Harvest
7. Richard House –The Kills
8. Clare Messud – The Woman Upstairs
9. David Peace – Red or Dead
10. James Scudamore – Wreaking
11. Taiye Selasi – Ghana Must Go
12. Rupert Thompson – Secrecy
13. Evie Wyld – All the Birds, Singing

Okay, not massively inspiring, I know. But some gems in there. If there are any I've missed that you think should be on there, do let me know. I'd like some pointers...