Short and Listing

Pester power! I’m delighted to announce that I have been shortlisted for The Guardian’s Not The Booker prize alongside five talented and frankly intimidating writers. This is all thanks to those of you who voted and I really appreciate it. There’s now another round of voting before the winner is announced in October, but we can take a breather before launching back into it. Here’s the list in full:

Louis Armand – Cairo
Tony Black – The Last Tiger
Iain Maloney – First Time Solo
Mahesh Rao – The Smoke Is Rising
Simon Sylvester – The Visitors
Donna Tartt – The Goldfinch

I don’t know about you, but I’m going to get reading – obviously I’ve read The Visitors and I have The Last Tiger and The Goldfinch sitting on my shelf which leaves two I’m curious about. Time for some shopping.

Thank you all again. I’ve been jumping around all night.


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2 comments on “Short and Listing
  1. Ben says:

    I recognize most of these names as bloggers I follow–so wishing luck and congrats to the five of you! -ben

  2. iainmaloney says:

    Cheers Ben, I don’t follow all of their blogs but will head off and look at them now, thanks.

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