Culture 8 September 2009 Man Booker shortlist announced Coetzee in the running for an unprecedented hat-trick Print HTML The shortlist for the 2009 Man Booker Prize has just been announced -- and an impressive, mostly uncontroversial list it is, too. Besides the big names (Coetzee, Byatt, Waters) is Simon Mawer, who has been nominated for his novel The Glass Room. Here is the list in full, with links to NS reviews where available (our review of Coetzee's Summertime will appear in the next issue of the magazine): A S Byatt, The Children's Book -- review by George Walden J M Coetzee, Summertime Adam Foulds, The Quickening Maze -- review by Fatema Ahmed Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall -- review by Rachel Aspden Simon Mawer, The Glass Room Sarah Waters, The Little Stranger -- review-essay by John O'Connell When the longlist was announced in July, I tipped Coetzee for the prize -- a prediction I'm happy to stand by. › Cameron's West Wing? Jonathan Derbyshire is Managing Editor of Prospect. He was formerly Culture Editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles The New Statesman's Fundamenta-list: the zeitgeist, then and now How Jo Brand found comedy in the world's most thankless job: social work Why is Britain falling out of love with Valentine’s Day?