I sometimes buy The Independent on a Friday for the Arts & Books review.
Today I bought it because it had a front page lead article entitled "Human Tragedy and National Scandal" about the case of David Askew, a 64 year old man with learning difficulties, who was subjected to thuggish behaviour for years, and collapsed and died this week after confronting youths outside his house.
This case highlights the fact "supported living in the community" only works when the person receives the correct level of support.
No doubt there will be yet another enquiry by the multiple agencies that failed Mr Askew, and some extremely well paid functionary will apologise profusely and proclaim that "lessons have been learned".
I had only read two of these books:
Both were brilliant in their own way, and as there is also on that list The Coronation by Boris Akunin, whose books I have really enjoyed in the past, I suspect the judges will have some problems in their deliberations.