Lloyd Jones’s Mister Pip www.dialpress.com has surged ahead of Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach www.nantalese.com as the London bookies’ favorite to win the Man Booker Prize for Fiction www.themanbookerprize.com, given annually to a full-length novel in English by a writer from the Commonwealth or Ireland. Why is the New Zealander’s book getting so much attention? Watch One-Minute Book Reviews for a review of Mister Pip, coming within the next week.
Want to read about past winners in the meantime? See the posts on Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss (2006) www.oneminutebookreviews.wordpress.com/2007/05/20/ and Anita Brookner’s Hotel du Lac ((1984) www.oneminutebookreviews.wordpress.com/2007/08/14/.
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