Monday, February 1, 2010

Mary Renault on "Lost Booker" Longlist!

Great news! Mary Renault's fabulous 1970 novel Fire From Heaven , about Alexander the Great's early years, has been longlisted for the so-called "Lost Booker". According to the Man Booker Prize website:

"In 1971, just two years after it began, the Booker Prize ceased to be awarded retrospectively and became, as it is today, a prize for the best novel in the year of publication. At the same time, the date on which the award was given moved from April to November. As a result of these changes, there was whole year's gap when a wealth of fiction, published in 1970, fell through the net. These books were simply never considered for the prize.

Now, 40 years on, a panel of three judges - all of whom were born in or around 1970 - has been appointed to select a shortlist of six novels from those books. They are journalist and critic, Rachel Cooke, ITN newsreader, Katie Derham and poet and novelist, Tobias Hill."

For more information, please click here.

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