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The Gordon Burn Prize 2019
« on: May 22, 2019, 12:50:31 PM »
Longlist just announced.

Chamber Music: Enter the Wu-Tang Clan (in 36 Pieces), Will Ashon (Granta)

For The Good Times, David Keenan (Faber)

Ghost Wall, Sarah Moss (Granta)

Girl, Woman, Other, Bernadine Evaristo (Hamish Hamilton)

Heads of the Colored People, Naffissa Thompson-Spires (Chatto)

Heart Berries, Terese Marie Mailhot (Bloomsbury)

Lanny, Max Porter (Faber)

Lowborn, Kerry Hudson (Vintage)

Sweet Home, Wendy Erskine (Stinging Fly)

The Silence of the Girls, Pat Barker (Hamish Hamilton)

The Vogue, Eoin McNamee (Faber)

This Brutal House, Niven Govinden (Dialogue)

The bit that got me was ...
The judges for the Gordon Burn Prize 2019 are the author AA Dhand, artist Gary Hume, broadcaster and journalist Miranda Sawyer and musician Rachel Unthank.

Why the fuck should I be interested in any book recommended by Miranda fucking Sawyer?

Anyway, I've got Lanny, read Ghost Wall (it's brill), have no interest in the Wu-Tang Clan and dislike David "18 Wheeler" Keenan. None of the others really jump out at me but will have a browse next time I get chance.