Lloyd JONES ... Mister Pip (2007)
THE NEW Man Booker Prize winner?
Could this be the year of New Zealander Lloyd Jones and Mister Pip (Dial Press/John Murray, 2007)? In Mister Pip, Jones’s demonstrates the power of literature and imagination. First published by Penguin New Zealand in 2006, the response to Mister Pip has been rapturous all over. Mister Pip is not Jones’s first novel, but his first successful novel. It is good to know that John Murray will be bringing out three of his previous novels in early 2008. Of course, Mister Pip has already won the 2007 Commonwealth Writers Prize.
The winner of the 2007 Man Booker Prize for Fiction will be announced in London on Tuesday, October 16, 2007