Man Booker Prize Winner 2012

Bookish Stuff / Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Here you have it the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012 is Hilary Mantel for Bring Up the Bodies.  She is the first British woman to have won this prize twice.  If that isn’t incentive to read her work, what else do you need.  I must admit I’m encouraged and will probably start with Wolf Hall, which was the first book that won her the Man Booker Prize in 2009.  It’s a whopping 650 pages, but if you are interested in reading about England under the Tudors Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies is for you.  Bring up the Bodies was chosen among a prestigious shortlist:  The Garden of Evening Mists – Tan Twan Eng, The Lighthouse – Alison Moore, Swimming Home – Deborah Levy, Umbrella – Will Self, and Narcopolis – Jeet Thayil.  I think a lot of people were banking on Swimming Home or The Garden of Evening Mists, but I guess one would say that Bring Up the Bodies was a logical choice.  I suggest you take a look at the longlist for some more interesting reads to add to your TBR list the-man-booker-prize-2012

2 Replies to “Man Booker Prize Winner 2012”

  1. I know this book and series has a lot going for it, and as I said to you on my own post about it, I think I’m going to wait a little before I get into this series, although since I own it already I would like to read her A Place of Greater Safety, which covers the French revolution, but Didi, you absolutely have to read Tom Reiss’s Black Count, what an enthralling, inspiring man he was, and so little known!

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