The shortlist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize was announced earlier this week. The list boasts two first book publications and four independent publishers:
- Julian Barnes for The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape – Random House)
- Carol Birch for Jamrach’s Menagerie (Canongate Books)
- Patrick deWitt for The Sisters Brothers (Granta)
- Esi Edugyan for Half Blood Blues (Serpent’s Tail)
- Stephen Kelman for Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)
- A.D. Miller for Snowdrops (Atlantic)
Get all the details here, and check out the complete longlist here.