Booker Prize Challenge – before 9/15 (or asap)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booker-prize/11768503/longlist.html

My challenge was to read all the books on the Man Booker Long List before the Short List came out –  then I could guess at the Short List and the winner.   I did the reading but my guesses were off (one book was not available in the US).

FINISHED!   (as far as availability would allow me to go anyway)

My guesses for Short List (in this order – winner on top)
1.  A Little Life
2.  A Brief History of Seven Killings
3.  Lila
4.  The Fishermen
5.   The Moor’s Account
6.  XX  The Green Road

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The Short List is –   (I got 3 out of 6):
1.  A Little Life
2.  A Brief History of Seven Killings
3.  The Fishermen
4.  A Spool of Blue Thread
5. Satin Island –

My guess for the prize is A Little Life  – (but A Brief History of Seven Killings is close).

THE TOTAL LONG LIST with links to my reviews :

XXX  Satin Island by Tom McCarthy (Jonathan Cape) 210
XXX   The Illuminations by Andrew O’Hagan (Faber & Faber) 305

XXX  The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami (Periscope, Garnet Publishing)
XXX  Lila by Marilynne Robinson (Virago)
XXX  A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler (Chatto & Windus)
XXX  A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (Picador)
Ireland

XX  The Green Road by Anne Enright (Jonathan Cape)
Jamaica

XXX  A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James (Oneworld Publications)
Nigeria

XXX  The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma (One, Pushkin Press) – 304
India

XXX Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg (Jonathan Cape)/ Sept 1 – 304

*****  (Not Available in US yet)  *****
The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota (Picador) / June, 2016 – 480
USA

Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy (MacLehose Press, Quercus) 256 /

The Chimes by Anna Smaill (Sceptre) ? –

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