Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Booker Longlist predictions

I think everyone's said that this year is a bit of a mystery; I'm not able to disagree with that. I think there are some that are givens - Garth Greenwald and Sarah Perry - but even them, with the 'wrong' judges could fall short.

I have done very badly over the last few years - I think par would be to get 5 - any more than that is a bonus. I still think the book to beat is Edna O'Brien.

What Belongs to You - Garth Greenwall
I Am Here – Jonathan Safran Foer
Beatlebone – Kevin Barry
I am Lucy Barton – Elizabeth Strout
The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry
The Lesser Bohemians - Eimear McBride
Augusttown - Kei Miller
The Sport of Kings – CE Morgan
The Association of Small Bombs - Karan Mahajan
Infinite Ground – Martin McInnes
The North Water – Ian McGuire
The Tidal Zone – Sarah Moss
Little Red Chairs – Edna O’Brien