The Man Booker Prize: 2018 Shortlist
I woke up very early this morning and remembered that the Booker Shortlist was being announced. The six books chosen:
- Milkman by Anna Burns
- Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
- Everything Under by Daisy Johnson
- The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
- The Overstory by Richard Powers
- The Long Take by Robin Robertson
As a fellow Northern Ireland-er, I’m delighted for Anna Burns and plan to read Milkman over the next few weeks.
Oh, I can’t wait to hear what you think. I loved it AND thought it was brilliant, if you know what I mean. It takes on so many topics within what seems to be a narrow frame but then obviously isn’t. And she sustains this incredibly challenging style for the whole book. The more I think about it the more impressed I am.
Excellent. Can’t wait to read it now.