2016 Shortlist

On the eve of the short list announcement, here are my nominations:

  • North Water
  • Hot Milk
  • My Name Is Lucy Barton
  • The Sellout
  • All That Man Is
  • The Many

So, I got three out of the six, but then most prognosticators probably got at least three out of the six. The final list is strangely balanced–three men, three women. And nationally–two Americans, two Brits, and two Canadians (if you count dual citizenship). Interesting!

Here’s the real list:

  • Hot Milk
  • The Sellout
  • All That Man Is
  • Eileen
  • His Bloody Project
  • Do Not Say We Have Nothing

 

Check out book editor Claire Armistead’s predictions:   The Guardian

Commentary on the Shortlist

Take a look at the perspective of one judge, Jon Day.  The Guardian