No doubt you are as excited as me about this year’s ManBooker award. If you are in the Nottinghamshire locality, then put the 12th October 2010 in your diary and head on down to Arnold library for a stimulating evening of bibliophilia!
A panel of esteemed cultural figures will be matched up with their perfect book from the shortlist by Sheelagh Gallagher, Nottinghamshire libraries own Book Doctor. The panel includes Radio show host Frances Finn http://twitter.com/francesfinnshow, writer Nicola Monaghan http://nicolamonaghan.blogspot.com/, Literature specialist at the University of Nottingham Peter Preston http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/English/People/peterjd117, proprietor of independent bookshop and organiser of Lowdham Book Festival Jane Streeter http://www.thebookcase.co.uk/, writer and books editor for Left Lion James K Walker http://www.jameskwalker.co.uk/, and me. No joke!
There will of course be wine for the cultured audience we’re expecting, a professional actor will be reading from the shortlist, and we have a live link-up for the announcement of the winner at 10pm on the night. Truly, this is an event not to be missed!
So I’ll be polishing my best shoes, and eagerly awaiting my perfect book match. Bookworm accolade for you if you can correctly predict which book I’ll be recommending…