Boo:Didn’t Make The Cut

“The Emperor’s Children” by Claire Messud, which I’m still reading and can’t tell you about–except that I love it so far–didn’t make the cut from the longlist to the shortlist of the British Man Booker Award–which is akin to the American Academy Awards–well, sort of. My impression is that the judges just don’t like America–the author Claire Messud lives in Massachusetts. You have to have ties to England and/or the old British colonies to be in the running. I’m telling you, this is a great book.