Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Long List Announced.

On 14th August the long list for the The Man Booker Prize was announced. From this list six books wil be chosen to compete for the £50 000 prize at the Short List Party on 14h September.

Friday, August 18, 2006

The Gallery Book Club

Hello and welcome,

We are the Gallery Book Club and we are attached to Southend on Sea library. We were set up by Shelia Askew and Debbie Williams in November 2005 and having been meeting once a month ever since, usually on the second Tuesday. there are currently about 15 members of the club.

Recently we were delighted to be chosen to participate in the judging for tne Man Booker Prize, probably the most prestigious of all literary awards. Some of our group have been invited to the launch of the Booker short list on 14th September in London and hopefully we will be able to report about that event on this blog.

The blog will also be used to log an online diary during the judging process. With any luck all six books will be reviewed and there will be discussion about the merits of each book.

We'll be posting again soon. Until then....happy reading.