Monday, 24 January 2011

We’ve got some great books, Man (Booker)!

Howard Jacobson won the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction with The Finkler Question. According to the Man Booker website, the novel is “funny, furious, unflinching” and “a scorching story of friendship and loss, exclusion and belonging”, so should be well worth a read! The Finkler Question, along with the other titles from the Man Booker 2010 shortlist – Parrot and Olivier in America (Peter Carey), Room (Emma Donoghue), In a Strange Room (Damon Galgut), Long Song (Andrea Levy) and C (Tom McCarthy) – can be found in Dynevor Library’s reading area this term. Why not go in and borrow one?

Next term, the books will return to the shelves of Townhill Library, where they’ll still be available for loan. You’ll also find previous Man Booker shortlisted titles and winners at Townhill Library, so we’re never short of a good book to offer you.

You can find out more about the Man Booker Prize winner here: You can also find out more about the shortlisted titles and previous winners. We’d love to hear from you if some of your favourites are here, or even some books that you didn’t like so much!


  1. I'm looking forward to reading Room, by Emma Donoghue!

  2. I'm afraid I've got it out at the moment!! It's very good though, will let you know when I've finished it...

  3. What a fantastic read, I finished it this morning and thoroughly recommend it.