Thursday, January 07, 2016

ToB 2016: Shortlist Predictions

We've had the 2016 Tournament of Books longlist for a while now and after obsessively staring at it, I think I've narrowed it down to the 16 I'd like to see in the tournament. There are 86 books in the longlist, so I'm bound to be (very) wrong, but here's my crack at it.

1. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
2. City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg
3. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
4. Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
5. You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman
6. Satin Island by Tom McCarthy
7. The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray
8. Lovers on All Saints Day by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
9. Gaza, Wyoming by Seth Colter Walls
10. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
11. The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli
12. Loving Day by Mat Johnson
13. Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera
14. A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
15. After Birth by Elisa Albert
16. A Cure for Suicide by Jesse Ball

So that's my list - do you have a best guess at the short list?

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