Boeke shortlist

Nicholas Clee
News - Prizes 09 Sep 2009

The Boeke Prize , run by Exclusive Books in South Africa, has shortlisted 'six of the best reads currently flying off South African bookshelves'.

Testimony by Anita Shreve (Penguin)
The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Penguin)
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Jonathan Ball)
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks (Jonathan Ball)
The Children's Book by A'S Byatt (Random House Struik)
The Selected Works of T'S Spivet by Reif Larsen (Random House Struik).
The prize was conceived as a 'lighthearted dig at the celebrated British Booker Prize', and is now in its 15th year. A panel of 40 book reviewers will determine the winner, who will be announced on 6 October (the date of the Man Booker dinner).

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