Man Booker Prize Longlist

Man Booker Longlist

The wait, or at least the first part of the wait, is over, and the 13 titles comprising the Man Booker Dozen – the longlist for the 2017 prize – have been revealed. You would expect it to be, as usual, varied in theme, style, gender and nationality, and it is. It also contains surprises. The list is:

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster (US) (Faber & Faber)

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry (Ireland) (Faber & Faber)

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund (US) (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Pakistan-UK) (Hamish Hamilton)

Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (Ireland) (Canongate)

Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor (UK) (4th Estate)

Elmet by Fiona Mozley (UK) (JM Originals)

The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (India) (Hamish Hamilton)

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (US) (Bloomsbury)

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (UK-Pakistan) (Bloomsbury)

Autumn by Ali Smith (UK) (Hamish Hamilton)

Swing Time by Zadie Smith (UK) (Hamish Hamilton)

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (US) (Fleet)

For more details go to the Man Booker Prize website http://themanbookerprize.com/news/man-booker-prize-2017-longlist

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