Not the Booker – voting now on!

The fun, freewheeling, democratic and fiercely contested alternative to the Booker Prize, the Guardian’s annual “Not the Booker” prize, is open for voting, with a gigantic long list of 150 books. Green Lion is one of them. If you’ve read and enjoyed my novel, please do consider giving it a vote – it would be very much appreciated. You have to get yourself a Guardian commenter username (takes 2 minutes to sign up) and then vote for 2 books, with a very short review (100+ words). Voting, the long list and more detail here.

The deadline is 23.59 BST on Monday 7 August 2017.

To do the necessary trimming, all you have to do is cast your vote in the comments below. This can be fun, but every year dozens of votes have to be discounted because they fail to meet our simple requirements. You need to choose two books from the longlist, from two different publishers, and accompany those choices with a short review of at least one of your chosen books.


[yourusername] – Vote # 1 – [Book title only]
[yourusername] – Vote # 2 – [Book title only]

The review should be something above 100 words long … Please just make it look like you care.

Green Lion is only coming out in the UK next month, so very few British readers have seen it; I’m relying on my South African and perhaps also my French-speaking readers here!

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