A quick reminder to all you on the edges of yizzer seats since the Booker shortlist was announced. The winner will be revealed tonight at a dinner in London, with the announcement broadcast live on BBC One’s 10 o’clock news. Last minute predictions, anyone, for a notoriously unpredictable contest? I fancy Philip Hensher for The Northern Clemency, not because I’ve read it, mind, but it seems the sort of thing that Booker judges might compromise on, especially if they’ve put in the time reading all 738 pages of it. Wouldn’t want all that thumb licking to go to waste. Others are saying it’s Grant’s year, while Paddy Power had our man Sebastian Barry as the 2-1 favourite before betting closed. Anyone out there got a better psychic signal?