And the race is on
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction has announced its 2008 longlist. Although a few titles (Girl in a Blue Dress, From A to X, Sea of Poppies and The Northern Clemency) aren't yet available in the U.S., only one (The Clothes on Their Backs) seems currently to be in limbo with no U.S. publication date on the horizon. It looks like we have all the others in stock, so if you're the ambitious sort who likes to tackle lists, you have until Tuesday, October 14, to read them all. Rumor has it that Salman Rushdie's entry, The Enchantress of Florence, is heavily favored to win, so you might want to start with that.