The Man Booker Prize Shortlist was announced yesterday. I'm bummed because neither Claire Messud nor Naeem Murr made the list . . .
Desai, Kiran The Inheritance of Loss - Hamish Hamilton
Grenville, Kate The Secret River - Canongate
Hyland, M.J. Carry Me Down - Canongate
Matar, Hisham In the Country of Men - Viking
St Aubyn, Edward Mother’s Milk - Picador
Waters, Sarah The Night Watch - Virago
The winner will be announced in October.