Alan Hollinghurst's The Line of Beauty won the Booker. According to The Age, the judges disclosed afterwards that Hollinghurst's book , David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas, and Colm Tóibín's The Master had "all been incredibly close". They said the result was not unanimous and a final vote had been forced. As others have already noted, Henry James plays an important part in both The Line of Beauty and The Master. David Lodge and Emma Tenant also have new novels about Henry James out. Kitabkhana has more on the minute-by-minute blogging of the Booker ceremony as well as the gay issue.