All the book blogs are talking about this, so I’ll be brief on this post. Here’s an article from Guardian Unlimited about the trimming down of the 17 books on the Booker Prize longlist. John Banville, Julian Barnes, Sebastian Barry, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ali Smith, and Zadie Smith all made the cut. The winner will be announced October 10 in London. Check out the official Man Booker Prize website here.