The Booker Prize Long List

Well – it’s that time again. Reading up on the long list to make our choices about who should and who shouldnt hit the short list for the Man Booker Prize.

The longlisted books were selected from a total of 145 titles, 11 of which were called in by the judges.

The 2012 longlist includes four debut novels, three small independent publishers and one previous winner. Of the 12 writers, seven are men and five women; nine are British, one Indian, one South African and one Malaysian. The eldest on the list is Michael Frayn at 78 and the youngest is Ned Beauman at 27.

I haven’t read any of the titles on this list – so I have a very happy couple of months coming my way!  🙂

The Long list is:

(taken directly from the Man Booker website – I’ve left the links in)

Author, Title (Publisher)

Nicola BarkerThe Yips (Fourth Estate)
Ned BeaumanThe Teleportation Accident (Sceptre)
André BrinkPhilida (Harvill Secker)
Tan Twan EngThe Garden of Evening Mists (Myrmidon Books)
Michael FraynSkios (Faber & Faber)
Rachel JoyceThe Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Doubleday)
Deborah LevySwimming Home (And Other Stories)
Hilary MantelBring up the Bodies (Fourth Estate)
Alison MooreThe Lighthouse (Salt)
Will SelfUmbrella (Bloomsbury)
Jeet ThayilNarcopolis (Faber & Faber)
Sam ThompsonCommunion Town (Fourth Estate)

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