Top picks for the Golden Man Booker Prize

Five ti­tles in the run­ning for the Golden Man Booker Prize

YOU (South Africa) - - CONTENTS - COMPILED BY JANE VORSTER

THERE was great ex­cite­ment when the short­list for the Golden Man Booker Prize was an­nounced re­cently. To com­mem­o­rate the 50th an­niver­sary of the pres­ti­gious prize a panel of judges se­lected five nov­els from its 51 pre­vi­ous win­ners – one from each decade – to vie for the grand hon­our.

Sal­man Rushdie won the 40th an­niver­sary award in 2008 for Mid­night’s Chil­dren, beat­ing a field of six which in­cluded JM Coet­zee’s Dis­grace. Now book fa­nat­ics are wait­ing to see who’ll win the lat­est award.

Here are the ti­tles in the run­ning.

To vote for your favourite, go to www. the­man­booker prize.com/vote be­fore 25 June. The win­ner will be an­nounced on 8 July.

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