Eg hadde igrunnen gløymt av når shortlist skulle publiseres, men så høyrte eg ein podcast frå Booker-sirkuset (anbefales til alle!) og det kom ein oppdatering på Facebook, og vips var det visst i dag!
Frå Man Bookers heimeside:
The shortlist for the Golden Man Booker Prize was announced today (Saturday 26 May) during a reception at the Hay Festival. This special one-off award for Man Booker Prize’s 50th anniversary celebrations will crown the best work of fiction from the last five decades of the prize.
All 51 previous winners were considered by a panel of five specially appointed judges, each of whom was asked to read the winning novels from one decade of the prize’s history. We can now reveal that that the ‘Golden Five’ – the books thought to have best stood the test of time – are: In a Free State by V. S. Naipaul; Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively; The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje; Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel; and Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.
Robert McCrum (Judge), 1971, In a Free State by V. S. Naipaul, UK, published by Picador
Lemn Sissay (Judge), 1987, Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively, UK, published by Penguin
Kamila Shamsie (Judge), 1992, The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, Canada, published by Bloomsbury
Simon Mayo (Judge), 2009, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, UK, published by Fourth Estate
Hollie McNish (Judge), 2017, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, USA, published by Bloomsbury