It’s Booker Longlist Day!

The Man Booker Prize longlist was announced today. Out of a total of 138 books, 13 were selected:

Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape – Random House)
Sebastian Barry On Canaan’s Side (Faber)
Carol Birch Jamrach’s Menagerie (Canongate Books)
Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers (Granta)
Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues (Serpent’s Tail – Profile)
Yvvette Edwards A Cupboard Full of Coats (Oneworld)
Alan Hollinghurst The Stranger’s Child (Picador – Pan Macmillan)
Stephen Kelman Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)
Patrick McGuinness The Last Hundred Days (Seren Books)
A.D. Miller Snowdrops (Atlantic)
Alison Pick Far to Go (Headline Review)
Jane Rogers The Testament of Jessie Lamb (Sandstone Press)
D.J. Taylor Derby Day (Chatto & Windus – Random House)

You can read more about the Man Booker Prize on their Official Website. I haven’t read any of the books on the list yet, but I did read Hollinghurst’s 2004 Booker Prize winner The Line of Beauty.

I get way too excited about prizes. The Academy Awards, The Pulitzer, The Orange, The Booker … doesn’t matter.

Have you read any of the books selected? Any predictions for the short list?


3 thoughts on “It’s Booker Longlist Day!

  1. L.G.Smith says:

    I haven't read any of these, but I'm almost never disappointed with the Man Booker prize winners. HIllary Mantel is one of my favorite authors. I think she won two years ago (three?) for Wolf Hall, which I LOVED.

  2. Michael DuBose says:

    Julian Barnes, eh? He's a crafty old bastard. I have not read any of these, either, but I also read The Line of Beauty. I remember nothing about it, so I can say nothing for sure about it.

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