The judges of the 2013 Man Booker Prize have selected what I believe to be the most exciting longlist and shortlist in the prize’s history. Inclusive, innovative, wide-ranging in voice, structure, tone, form and setting, the 2013 Man Booker has embraced the realities of the changing outer world and the infinite possibilities of the art form and shown how each affects the other.
EDIT: and here's the winner: Eleanor Catton, for her novel The Luminaries:
|Photo taken at the 2013 Booker ceremony|
15th October 2013