The Ghost Road, Pat Barker (1995)The public/publisher marketing departments now have until 8 July to vote for their Booker winner of choice.
Oscar and Lucinda, Peter Carey (1988)
Disgrace, J. M. Coetzee (1999)
The Siege of Krishnapur, J. G. Farrell (1973)
The Conservationist, Nadine Gordimer (1974)
Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie (1981)
BoB is a flawed, cynical concept, but it's still good to see the wonderful and neglected J. G. Farrell on the shortlist. Nadine Gordimer? Not so much.