Win a signed copy of Solar by Ian McEwan

I have one signed copy of Solar to give away to a lucky reader of my blog. There are also 3 Solar T-shirts for the runner-ups.

To have a chance of winning just answer the following question in the comments section of my blog:

Who do you think will win the Booker prize this year?

The competition is open Internationally!

The closing date is: Saturday 27th March at midnight GMT.

Winners will be picked at random and notified by email.

Good luck!

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  1. Wilson says:

    Hmmm….. I think it could be Rose Tremain’s Trespass. Her books are wonderful and hopefully, this year will be her year.

  2. Elizabeth Burton says:

    Hopefully, A S Byatt with ‘The Children’s Book’, but I suspect it will be Mawer.

  3. Mae says:

    I’m going to be cheeky and say ‘Solar’ by Ian McEwan. :-)

  4. Verity says:

    Fantastic! I’ve just read This is how by MJ Young and think that could be a contender.

  5. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet – David Mitchell

  6. Mar Dixon says:

    I honestly do not know. Solar seems to be in front right now, but The Long Song by Andrea Levy is also a very strong contender. If I *had* to choose, I’d go with The Long Song.

  7. danpowell says:

    I would have to second ‘The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet’ – David Mitchell.

  8. diane says:

    I’m guessing The Children’s Book; Byatt. (I’d love to win Solar)

    Bibliophilebythesea AT gmail DOT com

    thanks Jackie

  9. lizzysidda says:

    Unable to enter my own giveaway, I’m going to enter yours!

    This has simply got to be David Mitchell’s year – everything I read about “Thousand Autumns” is superb. I can’t wait to read it myself.

    1. lizzysiddal says:

      Jackie – I now have a copy of the book so you can withdraw my entry. I would still like to be in the draw for a t-shirt (L) if that is permitted.

  10. FleurFisher says:

    I tend to think it might be David Mitchell’s year, but I’m not ruling out the book I’m reading now – “Even The Dogs” by Jon McGregor.

  11. Well, I have no idea about these things, but I’ll go with The Children’s Book by Byatt.

    nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

  12. Hmmm..what about the new Yann Martel novel?

  13. Lu says:

    Oh dear, I really don’t even know who’s in the running for this year’s Booker. I suppose Solar, but I imagine Yann Martel will be a contender as well. But I’d love to win a signed copy of Solar!! I love McEwan.

  14. Martine says:

    I think the Long Song

  15. Much as I would love to be original, I can’t see beyond David Mitchell and Jon McGregor this year, so I’ll go for a tricksy answer instead: Patrick O’Brian to win the Lost Man Booker Prize for 1970 with Master and Commander. Well, you didn’t specify *which* Booker prize!

  16. rhonda says:

    The Childrens hour so beautifuly written.

  17. Amanda says:

    I have heard wonderful things about The Children’s Book, but I haven’t read it.

  18. Stephanie says:

    I’m hoping for David Mitchell. I absolutely love his books! I thought the Children’s Book was shortlisted last year. So it can’t win can it?

  19. I don’t think I’ve read any of the contenders yet! I don’t think they’d give a third Booker to McEwan however good Solar is, so I’ll plump for David Mitchell.

  20. Katherine says:

    Simon Mawer – The Glass Room was a fantastic read! I highly recommend it and also think he has a great chance to win the Booker Prize this year, Cheers

  21. Great giveaway, Jackie, thanks for hosting.

    I’m going to go for Yann Martel’s new one. I cannot WAIT to read it.

  22. Carol M says:

    I think Solar is going to win this year!

  23. Stujallen says:

    i ll go for tim pears landed

  24. Jessica says:

    I haven’t read any of the qualifying books, but I’m guessing McEwan and Martel will make the shortlist. Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. Ruth says:

    I want to pick one not listed, so I’m going with Roddy Doyle’s The Dead Republic. An unlikely winner, I know. I’m really hoping the third book in the trilogy is more like A Star Called Henry and a lot less like Oh, Play that thing.

  26. Even though Byatt was over looked for the Orange Prize, I’m still going to go with that.

  27. Mystica says:

    David Mitchells Thousand Autumns my choice. But I think the second guessing never seems to work!

  28. Karen says:

    I’m really hopeless at these questions but like Katherine I would really love to see The Glass Room win.

  29. i would have to go with martel, for the win!

  30. I’d love to be original too, but I think Solar by Ian McEwan is heads up the front runner right now! And I’d love to win a signed copy too!

  31. Sean Fisher says:

    I’ll go for Tremain, McEwan and Levy being longlisted, possibly Joanne Harris, but not sure about the winner. Maybe a science fiction book will be submitted after Kim Stanley Robinson’s New Scientist article last year?

  32. Tricia says:

    I’m going to pick Even The Dogs by Jon McGregor – best book I’ve read in a long time.

  33. andrew b says:

    sign me up i love a good read

  34. Lulu says:

    David Mitchell’s The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

  35. Sue says:

    I’m thinking The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

  36. Michelle says:

    I’m going to go with David Mitchell.

  37. sherry says:

    I am no good whatsoever at predicting book award winners, except for Olive Kitteridge for the Pulitzer. And this year’s Oscars.

    niteswimming [at] gmail dot [com]

  38. Kinna Reads says:

    I’ve given up predicting winners. Judges never listen to me!

  39. I’m going to guess David Mitchell.

  40. I’ll pick the new David Mitchell book, just because it’s the most interesting (to me). :)

  41. Stuart says:

    Solar will win, I think.

  42. I’d go with David Mitchell as well

  43. Jane Willis says:

    I think Yan Martell will win – but it’s a long time away and anything could happen between now and then

  44. Tanya says:

    I think The Help will win

  45. Seriouslykooky says:

    Another vote for David Mitchell here

  46. Carolyn says:

    The Children’s Book? It;s a great read. (the others are pretty great too though)

  47. I’ve heard wonderful things about David Mitchell’s The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, so I’m going with that even though, as we all know, popularity doesn’t really mean a thing.

  48. Natalie Newham says:

    Thousand Autumns – It deserves the publicity!

  49. Caroline says:

    Without a doubt – ‘The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet’ – David Mitchell.

  50. Alison T says:

    David Mitchell

  51. Anne Cater says:

    I’d like to see The Children’s Book win this year

  52. Think I’ll go for Rose Tremain. Thanks for the giveaway!

  53. Hmm, I haven’t read all of this year’s nominees, but I’ll go for The Children’s Book.


  54. Louisa says:

    I am going to go with Joshua Ferris’ ‘The Unnamed’ – but Solar could be a contender if McEwan is still in his stride!




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