25th Trillium Award

House of Anasi make the Man Booker shortlist once again with Deborah Levy's Swimming Home

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For the second year in a row, House of Anansi's books have made the Man Booker prize shortlist. Shortly after the 2012 Man Booker Shortlist was released on Tuesday morning, House of Anansi stated that they are "proud to announce it holds Canadian rights to Swimming Home by Deborah Levy, one of six books on the 2012 Man Booker Prize shortlist."

Last year, House of Anansi had The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt and Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker prize, but lost to Julian Barnes's The Sense of an Ending. This year, though the odds are slightly lower than last year, Levy's "sexy, psychological thriller," Swimming Home, reignites House of Anansi's opportunity to proudly own Canadian rights to a Man Booker Prize winner, and additionally displays the quality and prominence of Canadian writers and publishers. The winner will be announced in London on 16 October 2012.

The Man Booker Prize awards the winner with £50,000 and provides £2,500 and a designer bound edition of each book to each of the six authors, including the winner. For more information on the Man Booker Prize and the other five 2012 shortlist nominees, visit http://www.themanbookerprize.com/prize/man-booker-prize

For more on Levy's Swimming Home: www.houseofanansi.com/Swimming-Home-P1952.aspx.

Also, don't forget to visit House of Anansi's website to check out their other great books!

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