February 1, 2010 / 12:19 AM / 9 years ago

"Lost" UK Booker Prize from 1970 to be awarded

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Twenty-two books published in 1970 and not considered for the Booker Prize because of a reorganization of the rules could finally win the prestigious literary award 40 years on, organizers said on Monday.

The list of candidates includes several winners of the Booker Prize, now called the Man Booker Prize, including Iris Murdoch for “A Fairly Honourable Defeat” and J.G. Farrell for “Troubles.”

Murdoch won the annual prize honoring English-language works by authors from the Commonwealth and Ireland for “The Sea, The Sea” in 1978 and Farrell won in 1973 for “The Siege of Krishnapur.”

A panel of three judges will decide on a shortlist of six novels to be announced in March, and the winner will be voted for by the public via the Man Booker Prize’s website. The winner of the Lost Man Booker Prize will be announced in May.

Following is the full list of candidates:

Brian Aldiss - The Hand Reared Boy

H.E.Bates - A Little Of What You Fancy?

Nina Bawden - The Birds On The Trees

Melvyn Bragg - A Place In England

Christy Brown - Down All The Days

Len Deighton - Bomber

J.G.Farrell - Troubles

Elaine Feinstein - The Circle

Shirley Hazzard - The Bay Of Noon

Reginald Hill - A Clubbable Woman

Susan Hill - I’m The King Of The Castle

Francis King - A Domestic Animal

Margaret Laurence - The Fire Dwellers

David Lodge - Out Of The Shelter

Iris Murdoch - A Fairly Honourable Defeat

Shiva Naipaul - Fireflies

Patrick O’Brian - Master and Commander

Joe Orton - Head To Toe

Mary Renault - Fire From Heaven

Ruth Rendell - A Guilty Thing Surprised

Muriel Spark - The Driver’s Seat

Patrick White - The Vivisector

Reporting by Mike Collett-White

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