The Green Carnation Prize Shortlist 2011

After several hours of interesting and passionate discussion and debate we have the SIX titles which make the Green Carnation Prize Shortlist 2011 and they are…

  • The Strange Case of the Composer and his Judge – Patricia Duncker (Bloomsbury)
  • The Proof of Love – Catherine Hall (Portobello)
  • Red Dust Road – Jackie Kay (Picador)
  • Remembrance of Things I Forgot – Bob Smith (Terrace Books)
  • Ever Fallen in Love – Zoe Strachan (Sandstone Press)
  • The Empty Family – Colm Toibin (Penguin Books)

These are six brilliant reads that I cannot recommend highly enough. But who will win? Have you read any of them and what did you think? Will you be picking any up?

You can find out more about The Green Carnation Prize here


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6 responses to “The Green Carnation Prize Shortlist 2011

  1. Interesting looking list of books! I’ve not read any though I have seen a few mentioned. I’m going to have to check them out. Can’t wait to see which one wins.

  2. cath

    So far haven’t read any of them but I am sure I will read Catherine Hall and Colm Toíbín in the near future. The first because of your recommendations , the second because Brooklyn was one of my last year’s favourites.

  3. I’ve read the Patricia Duncker book sometime ago and liked it very much. The others are new to me and need to be checked out. Thanks for the recommendations.

  4. Cynthia

    Bob Smith’s book is a must read. Wonderful. I didn’t love Toibin’s as much as his other books.

  5. \I ve not read any simon but I always like Jackie Kay when I ve heard her interview oh and tobin for that matter look forward to see who wins ,all the best stu

  6. I’ve only just recently reviewed Red Dust Road which I really enjoyed and I found that a quick and very funny read in places. Havent read the others though.

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