Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Bailey's Prize final thoughts
It is no good - even after a week I still can't pick which book is my favourite.
I am torn between Do Not Say We Have Nothing and Stay With Me. These two have gripped me firmly since I read them and I can't stop talking about either of them. They are very different in many ways - but the way they both use the personal to make wider events come to life draw them together.
I know that the bookies are saying The Power is the favourite to win but I really hope either of my top books confound the odds and do win.
I am excitedly nervous about the prize ceremony tomorrow night - it has been quite a while since I've been to a book event in London, especially one with a dress code but it will be great to meet a lot of the people I've been tweeting with over the past 6 weeks.