“O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!” we chortle in our joy: The Man Booker Prize shortlist has been announced & New Zealand author Eleanor Catton’s fabulous The Luminaries (VUP, $34.99) is on it!
The others are:
We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo (Chatto & Windus)
The Harvest by Jim Crace (Picador)
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (Bloomsbury)
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (Canongate)
The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín (Penguin)
What a strong and interesting list! Have a look here to see why the judges chose these books.