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What book will win the 2015 Man Booker

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A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara

(closed)

Predicted: 53.85%

Actual: 0.00%

A Spool of Blue Thread - Anne Tyler

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Predicted: 6.97%

Actual: 0.00%

Brief History of 7 Killings -MarlonJames

(closed)

Predicted: 7.34%

Actual: 100.00%

Satin Island - Tom McCarthy

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Predicted: 3.98%

Actual: 0.00%

The Fisherman - Chigozie Obioma

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Predicted: 4.67%

Actual: 0.00%

Year of the Runaways - Sunjeev Sahota

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Predicted: 23.16%

Actual: 0.00%

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October 12, 2015 @ 01:05pm PDT

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Most by: SneakyPete (5 predictions)

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GeneH   •   Tue Oct 13 2015 at 01:54pm PDT

GeneH   •   Mon Oct 05 2015 at 06:14am PDT

This professional “punter” picks Year of the Runaways. Who am I to argue?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/Man-booker-prize-2015-mystery-punter/

bobareann   •   Mon Sep 21 2015 at 12:05pm PDT

This is a literary award for contemporary fiction. It was originally restricted to those authors that were part of the British Commonwealth but has recently been opened to any English language novel making it more relevant to a US audience. It involves a long list that then gets filtered to a short list which is composed of these 6 possible answers. It is a prestigious award with big prize money (relative to other book awards) and often foretells increased sales of the shortlist books.

chelseaboys   •   Mon Sep 21 2015 at 11:46am PDT

Very few markets (except the international – non-US ones) catch me completely off guard. But, even though I consider myself a more avid reader than most, I have never heard of any of these books nor the Award itself. Absent just “googling it/them” does anyone care to edify me?

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"http://mashable.com/2015/10/07/man-booker-prize-prediction-2015"

bobareann bought Satin Island - Tom McCarthy at 10.32%
October 07, 2015 @ 09:00am PDT

"This professional "punter" picks Year of the Runaways. Who am I to argue? :)"

GeneH bought Year of the Runaways - Sunjeev Sahota at 15.95%
October 05, 2015 @ 06:13am PDT

"getting buzz in The Atlantic today"

bobareann bought Brief History of 7 Killings -MarlonJames at 18.66%
September 21, 2015 @ 12:06pm PDT

"it is the only book of the shortlist that I have heard of"

bobareann bought A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara at 16.66%
September 18, 2015 @ 01:33pm PDT

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