Our congratulations go to Dr Sam Thompson, Lecturer in English Language and Literature, whose novel Communion Town has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012.
Communion Town (HarperCollins) is Dr Thompson’s first novel, and is subtitled A City in Ten Chapters. It recently received an excellent review from Robert Douglas-Fairhurst in the Telegraph, who writes “Thompson can make a sentence sing in a way that is uniquely his own. “
Full details of the novel are available on the Harper Collins website
The 12 longlisted books were chosen by a panel of judges chaired by Sir Peter Stothard, Editor of the Times Literary Supplement. The shortlist of six authors will be announced at a press conference at the Man Group headquarters on Tuesday 11 September 2012, and the winner of the 2012 prize will be announced at a dinner at London’s Guildhall on Tuesday 16 October, in a ceremony covered by the BBC.