I can’t believe it’s already time for another round of The Man Booker Prize. With last year’s groundbreaking results and the surrounding controversy, we have high hopes for MBP activity in 2013. But before that can happen, we have to know a little more about the nominees. The official longlist titles will be revealed tomorrow (July 23), but in the meantime, here are a few of my predictions about what may appear on the longlist announcement. I have not yet read many of the potential nominees, but for a more complete list of possibilities, check the goodreads list of eligible titles.
I would like to take a stab again to guess a few titles that might make the long list. A compilation of 2013 eligible titles can be found on Goodreads.
First on my list of hopefuls for the longlist would be Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life. Life After Life has already been short listed for the 2013 Women’s Prize and lost to AM Homes’ May We Be Forgiven.
The main reason I would like to have it appear on the long list is that I have already finished 25% of it. Shallow reason, I know, but my reasoning none the less. So far it is an intriguing read in which 4 of my Goodreads friends have read and rated 4 stars or better. It is also “leading” the voting on the Goodreads Man Booker 2013 Eligible list. (more…)