... a crime fiction novel. It's the one in bold below.
Aravind Adiga The White Tiger
Gaynor Arnold Girl in a Blue Dress
Sebastian Barry The Secret Scripture
John Berger From A to X
Michelle de Kretser The Lost Dog
Amitav Ghosh Sea of Poppies
Linda Grant The Clothes on Their Backs
Mohammed Hanif A Case of Exploding Mangoes
Philip Hensher The Northern Clemency
Joseph O'Neill Netherland
Salman Rushdie The Enchantress of Florence
Tom Rob Smith Child 44
Steve Toltz A Fraction of the Whole
Tom Rob Smith certainly seems to be taking the world by storm with Child 44. He recently won the CWA's Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, was shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2008 and now finds himself on the Man Booker Prize longlist.