Booker Shortlist, Goodbye to HAROLD FRY

The titles shortlisted for the Booker were just announced in London. A word-of-mouth favorite from the longlist (it reached #7 on the Indie best seller list and is still on at #12), Rachel Joyce’s debut, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, (Random House; RH AudioBOT) did not make the transition

The two leading titles at British bookies are Hilary Mantel’s Bring up the Bodies and Will Self’s Umbrella. The winner will be announced on October 16.

Published in the US


Hilary Mantel, Bring up the Bodies, Macmillan/Holt, 5/8/12; Review links; NYT best seller for 8 weeks; still on the extended list after 5 weeks

Will Self, Umbrella, Grove Press, 12/10/12; not yet reviewed in the US; British reviews,  The Independent; The Guardian; profile in The Economist

Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists, Perseus/ Weinstein Books, 8/14/12; reviewed in the NYT Book Review

Jeet Thayil, Narcopolis, Penguin Press, 4/12/12; Reviews, PWstarred;  The Millions

Deborah Levy, Swimming HomeAnd Other Stories, Macmillan/Bloomsbury, 10/16/12; Review, The Guardian — UPDATE, 9/13 — Bloomsbury US just announced they are publishing it here

Alison Moore, The Lighthouse, Salt Publishing (UK). UPDATE, 9/13 — Thanks to the comment, we learned this is available through Amazon Digital Services (but not for library lending)

One Response to “Booker Shortlist, Goodbye to HAROLD FRY”

  1. xcx Says:

    A Kindle Edition of “The Lighthouse” is actually currently available for purchase via Amazon. Not sure if any physical release is scheduled, though.