Friday, 30 July 2010

Site Build Day 2

Overnight new tents leapt out of the ground, suddenly and without warning. I took another permitted yet mysterious crawl through the bushes to check it out.

2010 Man Booker Prize

Above: Booker longlister Paul Murray

Brilliant news. A few days ago, the longlist for none other than the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was announced, and guess what? 10 of the 13 fantastic authors on the list are coming to the Book Festival this August.

There are still tickets left for many of these events, and their shiny new Booker Prize longlist status serves as reason #10029430 to grab these tickets.

The ten longlisters who will be appearing in Charlotte Square Gardens are:

Emma Donoghue
for Room
Helen Dunmore
for The Betrayal
Howard Jacobson
for The Finkler Question
Andrea Levy
for The Long Song
Tom McCarthy
for C
David Mitchell
for The Thousand Autumns of Zacob de Zoet
Lisa Moore
for February
Paul Murray
for Skippy Dies
Christos Tsiolkas
for The Slap
Alan Warner
for The Stars in the Bright Sky