The Green Carnation Prize Shortlist 2010 is…

After many hours of discussion and lively debate (and not a tantrum in sight) the judges have managed to whittle down the eleven long listed books to their five favourites. Which are…

  • Paperboy – Christopher Fowler (Bantam Books)
  • God Says No – James Hannaham (McSweeneys)
  • London Triptych – Jonathan Kemp (Myriad Editions)
  • Children of the Sun – Max Schaefer (Granta)
  • Man’s World – Rupert Smith (Arcadia Books)

For varying reasons all the judges felt that these final five shortlisted novels were particularly brilliant and engaging in their different ways, not that we would want to take anything away from the long-listed titles as they were incredibly strong. We didn’t initially think it would be easy to choose the final few that would make the shortlist however when you re-read books, and know you will be again in the not too distant future; you soon find that there are certain novels you want to return to again and again. Each of these five books have that quality and the judges will have quite a mission ahead of them to find the final winning title which will be announced on December the 1st 2010.

So what do you think of the short list?

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5 Responses to The Green Carnation Prize Shortlist 2010 is…

  1. kimbofo says:

    Fascinating list… particularly as I’m not familiar with any of the titles. That means there’s plenty for me to discover.

  2. gaystheword says:

    Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors – some really excellent books here – can’t wait for the final hustings: it’s gonna get real literary!

  3. winstonsdad says:

    Well done all the shortlisted books ,look forward to seeing who the winner is ,all the best stu

  4. Amy says:

    What a great list! I’m going to have to add them all to my wish list. I’m happy to see too that London Triptych has been nominated once for the Indie Lit Awards that I am on a judging panel for too! It sounds great so now I’ll definitely get to read it soon! (

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