The Booker Prize winner will be announced today, in a world’s first scoop I can give you the winner of this prize (maybe) several hours in advance:
Here is a picture of Myself deliberating on this award with a few friends
Can I sayI’m sorry for the two I read that didnt get there, the excellent Light Perpetual Francis Spufford (Faber) and A Town Called Solace Mary Lawson (Chatto & Windus, Vintage
Have I beaten the actual Jury?
First off, I ran out of time and only managed to read 5 out of 6 of the shortlist so I have an 83% chance to have read the actual jury’s winner.
Sorry Damon Galgut
Great Circle: Maggie Shipstead:
A Passage North: Anuk Arudpragasam:
Richard Powers Bewilderment: The Promise
Nadifa Mohamed: The fortune Men
Patricia Lockwood: No One is talking About this
For the writing, for the story and for the comment on our times, The winner is of course Patricia Lockwood.