Booker Prize 2019 the Official Shortlist
So who made the cut? How well did our predictions go? Are we reading Ducks?
Here are the books that made the Shortlist:
Margaret Atwood (Canada), The Testaments (Vintage, Chatto & Windus)
Lucy Ellmann (USA/UK), Ducks, Newburyport (Galley Beggar Press)
Bernardine Evaristo (UK), Girl, Woman, Other (Hamish Hamilton)
Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria), An Orchestra of Minorities (Little Brown)
Salman Rushdie (UK/India), Quichotte (Jonathan Cape)
Elif Shafak (UK/Turkey), 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World (Viking)
All of the panel with the exception of Anita (who managed to predict 2 books) predicted 3 books so not a bad year as far as that goes.
Personally I (Book Worm) am most excited about The Testaments I have this on pre-order ready for release day which here in the UK is next Tuesday. I am dreading having to finish reading Ducks, Newburyport but at 40% I have a head start over most of the other panellists.
What are your thoughts on the list? Did the judges get it right? What book are you most excited for?