Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Man Booker Prize 2011 - Longlist announced!

The books longlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize have just been announced.

The 'Booker's Dozen' are:

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)

The titles were chosen by a committee of five judges chaired by the author and former Director-General of MI5, Dame Stella Rimington.

The shortlist of six titles will be announced on September 6, while the winner will be crowned at London's Guildhall on October 18.

Click here for a LoveLifeFoodArt review of Pigeon English:

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