Andrea Levy nominated for Man Booker Prize

The Long Song is Andrea Levy’s first novel in six years, following the critically acclaimed and award-winning Small Island. Told by July, a slave girl born on a Jamaican sugar plantation in the nineteenth century, this is the story of her life during and after the last years of slavery.

Her novels include the semi-autobiographical Every Light in the House Burnin’ (1994), Never Far From Nowhere (1996), Fruit of the Lemon (1999) and Small Island (2004).

Small Island is the winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Orange Prize for Fiction Best of the Best, the Whitbread Novel Award and Best Book Award, and the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize.

The winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2010 will be revealed on Tuesday 12 October at a dinner at London’s Guildhall and will be broadcast on the BBC Ten O’Clock News.

Other nominees @ Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2010

I haven’t read anything about her yet. I did see the TV film Small Island and was very compelled with the way Andrea Levy make her characters come to life. So I’m looking forward to read this book of hers. The theme is surely interesting. Lately there is a boom on writing about the slave experience. Books like The Book of Night Women by Marlon James and Isabel Allende’s Island Beneath the Sea is to name a few.

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~ by eneryvibes on 1,August 5, 2010.

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