Last month saw the announcement of the Man Booker Prize shortlist, and the winner will be revealed on October 17th. At the shop, our team have been reading our way through the shortlist, and have to say we are, with complete bias, rooting for the author who works part time in a bookshop. See below for the other shortlisted titles and a review of our favourite.
Man Booker Prize Shortlist:
- 4321 by Paul Auster
- History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
- Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
- Elmet by Fiona Mozley
- Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
- Autumn by Ali Smith
Elmet | Fiona Mozley | CCB Review
A fascinating and original first novel. Set in the ‘bad lands’ of contemporary Yorkshire, where the norms of law and modern society can be overruled by more powerful elemental forces. Mozley imaginatively creates a vivid and compelling story, a mixture of myth and punchy realism. Well worth it’s place on the Man Booker shortlist.
About Fiona Mozley
Fiona Mozley, currently working on her PhD in York, is a part-time bookseller at The Little Apple Bookshop. Elmet is her debut novel and was written on her commute between London and York. She is the second-youngest author up for the prize.
Order your own copy of Elmet or more titles from the Man Booker shortlist here.