Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Man Booker Prize 2009 Winner Announced!

Just in moments ago, and just in time for it's release stateside next week, Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall has been chosen this years winner for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Beating out such luminaries as A S Byatt, J M Coetzee and Sarah Waters, Mantel has apparently been the favorite since the long list stage, or perhaps they're just saying that now to look all wise and prophetic. This story about Cromwell's rise to power should be on everyone's must read books for the fall! To read the full press release, head on over to The Booker Prize's website.

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Published by: Henry Holt and Company
Publication Date: October 13th, 2009
Format: Hardcover, 560 Pages
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I picked up Hilary Mantel's Beyond Black off the free shelf in a hotel a couple years back, and really enjoyed it. I'm not sure why I enjoyed it so much, as neither of the two main characters were particularly likable and it's hard to say exactly what it was about....

But a book doesn't have to have likable characters to be good! Some of the most fascinating and interesting people are utter bastards. I might have to add Beyond Black to my ever increasing and expanding TBR pile, I think it's in great jeopardy of becoming a black hole....

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