Short short Man Booker 2011

Julian Barnes – The Sense Of An Ending (Jonathan Cape/Random House)

Carol Birch – Jamrach’s Menagerie (Canongate Books)

Patrick deWitt – The Sisters Brothers (Granta)

Esi Edugyan – Half Blood Blues (Serpent’s Tail)

Stephen Kelman – Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)

AD Miller – Snowdrops (Atlantic)

Short short:

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Politician and author Chris Mullin, one of the judges, added: “Other people said to me when they heard I was in the judging panel, ‘I hope you pick something readable this year’.

“That for me was such a big factor, it had to zip along.”

He said the judges did not want to pick books that “stay on the shelves half read”.

Dame Stella said: “Inevitably it was hard to whittle down the longlist to six titles. We were sorry to lose some great books.

“But, when push came to shove, we quickly agreed that these six very different titles were the best.”