The bookies, who “have always been completely wrong,” are putting odds on David Mitchell, who was on the shortlist for Cloud Atlas year before last, over two-time winner Peter Carey. Odds on Sarah Waters’ latest are 7-1. Hers is the only book on the list I’ve read in full; I enjoyed it less than I did Affinity.
The Lasdun, Desai, and Mitchell are all in my apartment. Somewhere….