Man Booker Prize Short List Released

The field for the coveted British literature prize has been narrowed to just 6 titles (see below). I haven't read a one, but I do plan to read Room and C in the near future (love short titles). Who will win? My educated guess would be Peter Carey's parallel of history, Parrot and Olivier in America with Jacobson's The Finkler Question running a strong second. I've heard great reports of both.

Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey (Faber and Faber)

Room by Emma Donoghue (Picador - Pan Macmillan)

In a Strange Room by Damon Galgut (Atlantic Books)

The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson (Bloomsbury)

The Long Song by Andrea Levy (Headline Review)

C byTom McCarthy (Jonathan Cape – Random House)