First Britain's Man Booker Prize winner is announced, delivering comedy (for the first time), and then the finalists for the National Book Award, delivering omission (shock!). The NBA finalists are listed here, providing good selections for your Reading Table.
Last year at this time Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall" was among the Baker's Dozen of longlisted candidates for the Booker prize she eventually won. This year, who will take the prize? I'm not hearing a buzz yet for one among these 13. Except about "The Slap." Some say it's too offensive to even be listed.