Saturday, July 19, 2008

Best of the Booker

For the 40th anniversary of the Man Booker Prize, the Best of the Booker was awarded last week to Salman Rushdie for his novel Midnight's Children. Midnight's Children won the Booker Prize in 1981 and was also chosen as the Booker of Bookers in 1993. Rushdie's novel was chosen by public vote, from a shortlist of six novels, which also included:

Pat Barker's The Ghost Road
Peter Carey's Oscar and Lucinda
JM Coetzee's Disgrace
JG Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur
Nadine Gordimer's The Conservationist

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