06 April 2010

Vote for the "Lost" Booker!

The Man Booker Prize is awarding a special prize for novels that were "lost" in the shuffle when the Booker Prize rules changed in 1971.  That year the award went from a retrospective award to one given to novels published during that year - many novels published in 1970 became ineligible for the award or were never submitted for consideration.

A panel of judges created a shortlist of six books from the many novels were lost to consideration and the public will vote to determine the winner.  The six novels are:

The Birds on the Trees by Nina Bawden (this seems to be the only title not currently available in the US)
Troubles by J G Farrell
The Bay of Noon by Shirley Hazzard
Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault
The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark
The Vivisector by Patrick White
The reading public will determine the winner - cast your vote for the winning "Lost" Booker Winner here before April 23!  The winner will be announced on May 19.

I definitely won't get all six novels read before the deadline but I do have Troubles and I'm going to read as much of that one as I can (also I totally want The Vivisector because the cover art is awesome).

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