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?