2017 Man Booker Prize Longlist Prediction

On 27 July, the longlist for this year’s Man Booker Prize will be announced.  I’ve proved to be rather bad at this game – I predicted exactly 0 of last year’s longlist correctly – but it amuses me, and, let’s be honest, I can’t actually do any worse than last year, can I?

My predictions for the 2017 longlist, in no particular order, are:

  • All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
  • H(A)PPY by Nicola Barker
  • Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  • Minds of Winter by Ed O’Louglin
  • Swing Time by Zadie Smith
  • The Clocks in this House All Tell Different Times by Xan Brooks
  • The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
  • The Nix by Nathan Hill
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • White Tears by Hari Kunzru
  • Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
  • The End We Start From by Megan Hunter
  • The Power by Naomi Alderman

I’ll probably be kicking myself on Thursday for not including Ali Smith’s Autumn, but there you have it – they are my predictions.  I’ll let you know on Thursday how (badly) I did! 😊


13 thoughts on “2017 Man Booker Prize Longlist Prediction

    1. 😂 There’s usually something on the list that I’ve never heard of, so I’m not holding out too much hope! But we’ll see – if I could just get 1 or 2, I’d be happy…

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  1. Nice list! I’ve never followed the Man Booker closely so my predictions would probably be seriously off. Have you read many on your list? I just finished The End We Start From and absolutely loved it!

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    1. I’m strangely fascinated by the Booker, just because some of them aren’t all that readable in my opinion. That said, there are some amazing books on there – it’s such a mixed bag.
      Of my list, I’ve actually only read The End We Start From (I loved it too!) although I do have a few of the others.
      I’m not holding out much hope for making correct predictions, though – there’s usually at least one on the list that I’ve never even heard of! 😂

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  2. I’m having my fingers crossed for the Ministry of Utmost Happiness. I still have yet to read the book, but I’ve read other works from the author which I absolutely loved.
    Likewise, I’m always a huge fail at the predictions, but it’s nonetheless fun to give it a go! 😀
    I look forward to reading more from you in the future… Happy Blogging! 🙂

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    1. I often assume that previous winners are a shoe-in for the Booker, although it’s often proved not to be the case. We’ll see what Thursday’s announcement brings!

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