Man Booker Prize Winner 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