Who will win the Man Booker Prize 2012?

Who will win the Man Booker Prize 2012?

I much prefer Mantel’s novel (and loved her description of writing as “you sit down every morning and don’t know where your craft will carry you by the end of that day”) but hearing Will Self read the first pages of Umbrella last night was a revelation. A gaunt figure in a bright pink shirt, tweed jacket and jeans, he told the audience when he finished writing Umbrella he thought he had “really blown it this time.” He said that being read aloud to as a child was “tremendously important to me.” It shows...

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