So, who won then?

Well, I noted the announcement of the long-list.. and the resultant short-list of nominees for the 2005 Man Booker prize, including, notably for us, John Banville and Sebastian Barry.. Sinéad has money on Ishiguro, who seems set for the People’s Prize.. and so does the Guardian Culture Vulture’s Sarah Crown.. hedging her bets somewhat after her last prediction *ahem*.. half an hour[ish] to go.. and Barnes still seems like a possibility.. but Barry’s getting a lot of praise.. I’ll update when the result is announced. Update Strike just about all of those comments. The winner of the 2005 Man Booker Prize is John Banville for The Sea. Congratulations!

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