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"Amsterdam" could get a "Booker"

September 7 2007
11:12

Jurors British Booker Prize was named on Thursday the names of applicants for obtaining a prestigious literary award. 16 oktbyarya will be named winners.
Sensation did not happen - most likely, according to British critics, the challenger for the award, the shortlist included. Briton Ian McEwan, in 1998 received the "Booker" for his novel "Amsterdam", this time nominated for his novel "On Chezilskom beach.

Story - as noted in a press release of the jury, "twisted and well told story, all over which is stored emotional tension" - was built on the sad fate of the newlyweds were not able to build their relations in an era of sexual revolution.

Another novel - "Mister Pip" New Zealander Lloyd Jones - tells about the "dramatic and frightening events" occurring in Papua New Guinea.

In his novel "The forced fundamentalist" the youngest of the contenders for the Booker-2007, 35-year-old Pakistani Mohsin Hamid examines the nature of the Anglo-Saxon capitalism, and human attempts to fit into the selfish world around us.

Roman Irish writer, winner of several national awards Anne Enright The Gathering - a real family saga, Darkmans a British Nicola Barker - Linguistic novel, "People-animals" Indian Indra Sinha - semi-fantastic novel, reflecting the fragility of the boundaries between reality and imagination.

Each of the six nominees will receive 2.5 thousand pounds and the right to a special appearance and book publishing. Prize winner will receive 50,000 pounds, and, as indicated by the jurors, "can count on a sharp rise in popularity and circulation."

Solemn ceremony Booker-2007 "will be held October 16 at Guildhall - the ceremonial hall in London City. The News reported.

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